Here's a quick snapshot of what to expect:
It's evident that accountability, fiscal responsibility, tax reforms, realigning of subsidies will form the cornerstone of the Modi government's first Budget.
The Budget will be as much about farmers as about big business. The stifling Agricultural Produce and Marketing Committees Act could be relooked, farmers could be permitted to sell directly to consumers. Liberalising agriculture is what the Economic Survey calls it.
With limited room for fiscal manoeuvre, the Budget is likely to focus on ease of doing business.
The survey details the World Bank's report in this respect, in which India ranks poorly, emphasising the need to reform the interface between the state and companies. There is also likely to considerable focus on tax reforms, including a roadmap for GST, and a rethink on taxation of international firms operating in India.
The focus could be on measuring outcomes. Ministries are likely to be evaluated by evaluation bodies and departments could be held accountable for their targets, and the Planning Commission is likely to be replaced by Productivity Commission-one that will monitor and report on government departments with the report made available to the public.
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