Budget Track, Volume 1, Track 2
‘India Shining’ seemed to be the buzzword of the government in 2004. Is India really shining? We try to find out through the different sections: Mid-year economic review 2003, Updates on the economy and the budget, Small Savings and Debt Swap Scheme. We also analyse the January 8 & 9, 2004 tax sops or the “mini budget” announced by the Finance Minister. The Guest Column by Prof. Jayati Ghosh looks at the incidence of taxes. This issue carries views from two Members of Parliament on the budget and the economy.