Out of nine focus areas identified, addressed two or maybe three - agriculture, rural and infrastructure
Regarding rural and agri very welcome but more of a vision statement (results / benefits in 2-3 years) and not action oriented, which are needed to kick start the economy in the current depressed economic scenario.
E-platform for market access a very positive initiative. However, other low hanging fruits to increase farmer income and expenditure not focused on like better storage / transportation through PPP, better per unit realisation by minimising middle man take etc.
Increased MNREGA provided delivered efficiently would help reviving rural demand
Infra - road and renewable, specially solar on right course already during FY 16, the momentum should propel them further
Tax reforms - SIMPLIFICATION to bring down tax rates and disputes / litigation the greatest failure - a negative and conflict to intent . On one hand exemptions to go
Gradually over the years starting 1.4.17, on the other hand more introduced in this budget, product / services classifications increased with different tariff making the tax structure more complex, which is bound to cause more disputes.