Budget 2024 LIVE: Interim budget likely to present report card of Modi govt
The forthcoming interim budget is anticipated to provide a comprehensive review of the decade-old central government’s performance. The budget is expected to offer relief to the middle class, introduce measures to curb inflation, sustain key subsidies, prioritize agriculture, promote manufacturing, work towards the saturation of welfare schemes, and advance the mission to achieve a $5 trillion economy by 2027-28.
Additionally, it will emphasize the two-decade-long Viksit Bharat road map. Individuals familiar with the preparations highlighted that the interim budget, also known as the vote on accounts, will serve as an occasion for the government to reaffirm its economic vision. The focus is likely to be on women, youth, farmers, and the economically disadvantaged, including scheduled castes and tribes, aligning with the approaching parliamentary polls in the summer. The sources requested anonymity.