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Episode 426 July 6, 2019

Unpacking the Union Budget 2019

Yesterday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the full-fledged Union Budget for the current financial year. This budget was announced against the back drop of a lot different problems. From the slowdown of the GDP growth and lack of investment to unemployment and slowdown in consumption. In this episode, we’ll look at how the budget has attempted or failed to address these issues. Harish Damodaran (Indian Express Rural affairs editor), Shaji Vikram (consulting editor) and P Vaidyanathan Iyer (who has been tracking the political economy for over two decades now), join us to talk about their biggest takeaways, their disappointments and what this Budget signals about the current government.


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Unpacking the Union Budget 2019Yesterday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the full-fledged Union Budget for the current financial year. This budget was announced against the back drop of a lot different problems. From the slowdown of the GDP growth and lack of investment to unemployment and slowdown in consumption. In this episode, we'll look at how the budget has attempted or failed to address these issues. Harish Damodaran (Indian Express Rural affairs editor), Shaji Vikram (consulting editor) and P Vaidyanathan Iyer (who has been tracking the political economy for over two decades now), join us to talk about their biggest takeaways, their disappointments and what this Budget signals about the current government. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.