Needed: A boring Budget

In two days, the Finance Minister will present her Budget for 2020-21.  I wrote last month (Business Standard, December 19, 2019) of the speech I’d like to hear.  In these last six weeks, the economy has matched the sky above Delhi — dull, dark and polluted.  This Budget should be judged on principles that bring clarity, light and cleanliness.   Realism and transparency Illustration by Binay Sinha There has been concern over the true budget deficit.   The only thing worse than a bad number is not knowing how bad the number is (some sa.....

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