Budget 2014

“The Neo-Middle Class has to be supported”

PR Ramesh

As the architect of the Narendra Modi Government’s first Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spoke to our Managing Editor, PR Ramesh. Excerpts

“The Budget places a lot of emphasis on reviving the manufacturing sector”

Gita Gopinath, professor of economics at Harvard University, spoke to Open on the first Budget presented by the Narendra Modi government

Less bang more stuff

If the first Budget after a strong mandate is one for big ideas and agenda setting, how does Jaitley’s 2014 Budget compare with Pranab Mukherjee’s 2009 one?

Master of detail

How the Finance Minister drafted his first budget and his own indispensability to the Modi agenda

In a manner of speaking

Jaitley mentioned the word cities 17 times, underscoring his Prime Minister’s vision of smart cities

Change without noise

A Budget that captures the spirit of Modi’s modernisation

The Right ACT

Arun Jaitley’s maiden Budget lays the foundation for growth on the wreckage left behind by his predecessor

Smoke signals in a seller’s market

In an arena where action is rare, ITC may yet have the Subtle Mover’s advantage

For direction, wait for the next Budget

On the whole, the Budget 2014 looks remarkably similar to what the UPA government may have presented if it had returned to power


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