• Download mobile app
24 Jul 2024, Edition - 3298, Wednesday

Trending Now

  • Those who step into politics should have patience , tolerance and quality to compromise. For the last three years I’ve been sitting in the leadership chair and it’s not been easy: Annamalai
  • I think that shortly Ruthuraj Gaikwad, Natarajan will break open the opportunity door and gain entry: Lakshmipathy Balaji
  • TN Governer RN Ravi ‘s tenure to end by July 31. Home Ministry mulling extension.

Coimbatore

Budget 2024 – Views of Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, NSE

Covai Post Network

Share

Coimbatore – I give the Interim Budget 10/10. The budget focuses on growth, welfarism and fiscal restraint, while ensuring continuity on policies and taxation. The focus on capacity building through higher spending on hard as well as soft infrastructure and consequently facilitating job creation has continued. At the same time, the budget provides enough for poor, farmers, women, and youth, which in turn bodes well for the overall economic growth, thereby keeping us in a good stead in an otherwise uncertain world. At 5.8%, the revised fiscal deficit for FY23-24 is an improvement from the budget estimate by 10bps. Fiscal consolidation continues to be the front and centre, with the fiscal deficit for FY24-25 brought down to 5.1%, bettering expectations and a commitment of a sub-4.5% target by FY25-26. The capex outlay has increased by 16.9% to a record high of Rs 11.11 lakh crore, implying 3.4% of GDP—the highest in 26 years, with strong focus on roads, transport, and railways. This implies a CAGR of 27% in the last five-year period. The quality of expenditure has also improved, with capital expenditure now comprising 23.3% of total expenditure—the highest in 30 years. A social security framework is in place today for the poor and needy with coverage on power, health, housing, cooking gas and financial inclusion. Overall, this is a positive budget for the markets, with continued focus on growth, prudence and transparency.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

COIMBATORE WEATHER