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Budget 2012 has taken the reality of India's situation: Swraj Paul

March 17, 2012
Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has said that the Union Budget for 2012-13 has taken the reality of India's situation.

Reacting to the Budget, Caparo Group Chairman Swraj Paul said: "The budget has taken the reality of India's situation.

There are too many problems that exist which need to be dealt with to make the economy better.

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"I hope the government gets the grip on the problem and start paying attention to it. India has a great future if we can get our house in order."

He described the Budget as "a very good budget".

"It is a very good budget. Congratulations to the Finance Minister."

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Budget presented yesterday hiked excise duty and service tax by 2 per cent across-the-board to raise Rs 45,940 crore and offered marginal relief to individuals in income tax.

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