The writer is a former Union external affairs and finance minister.
A Basic Income Scheme for the farmer will not tax the government’s resources. But it could stem the tide of distress in the countryside.
Facts do not back government's assertion about economic recovery
When I was preparing my very first Budget, I went to him for guidance and despite all the challenges on the economic front, Vajpayee told me that I must take care of the farmers.
Government needs to introduce three rates for GST and push for a single one in the long run
The government has now completed nearly four years in office, presented five budgets and used up all the opportunity available to it to show results.
An increasing revenue deficit and half-cooked schemes marked Budget 2018. There was no accounting for the two major programmes it announced.
Yashwant Sinha writes: The economy is on a downward spiral, is poised for a hard landing. Many in the BJP know it but do not say it out of fear
It hasn’t worked. India must craft an appropriate military response to Pakistan
This was the tenth and the last Budget of the UPA government.