Budget 2016: Jaitley announces 9 pillars for transforming India

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: February 29, 2016 7:15 pm

213Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today listed ‘nine pillars’ including tax reforms, promoting ease of doing business and ensuring fiscal discipline, that will transform India.

Unveiling the Budget 2016-17, he said the pillars also include emphasis on governance reforms.

The other pillars, he added, include focus on agriculture and rural areas with a view to doubling farm income by 2022.

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Besides, he said, government will lay greater emphasis on social sectors, education and skill building and job creation for building a knowledge based and productive economy.

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The government, Jaitley said, will also focus on infrastructure investment, financial sector reforms, fiscal discipline and tax reforms to reduce compliance burden.

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