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  • Move to set up an ARC/AMC as a proxy for bad bank and a Development Financial Institution is aimed at taking the load of risky assets from banks. It is easier said than done
  • The Economic Survey 2020/21 suggests that big spends in infrastructure and healthcare should be the government's priority to speed up post-pandemic recovery. Debt, according to the Survey, is not necessarily bad if borrowing more means faster growth
  • In spite of criticism and Opposition jibes, the Centre commits itself to selling most PSUs; sets ambitious disinvestment target for FY22
  • With record healthcare expenditure and allocations focussing on mitigating the impact of Covid-19, it's a shot in the arm for the sector
  • FM bets big on infrastructure with focus on asset monetisation and sharp rise in allocations to highways and railways
  • The Budget focuses on growth to create jobs but lacks holistic measures to solve the problem of massive unemployment
  • The FM has set the stage, but timely execution is critical
  • Dalal Street gave a big thumbs-up as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman shifted gears towards demand generation in the economy, without raising taxes
  • Economists, CEOs, consultants, sector specialists interpret Nirmala Sitharaman's 'Never-before' Budget
  • Income-tax slabs unchanged, but small taxpayers will enjoy procedural relief in filing ITR and resolution of disputes; High-income earners may feel the pinch though
  • The policy for $6-billion-per-annum domestic vehicle scrapping and recycling market has raised hopes of sustainable recovery for the down-and-out automobile industry
Feb 21, 2021
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