Budget 2017

Worrying failure

Print edition : March 03, 2017

Students preparing for examinations on the pavement under street lights in Mumbai in February 2016. The outlay for education has come down and is just 0.21 per cent of the GDP. Photo: Shantanu Das

In the face of raised expectations post demonetisation, the Budget metes out miserly treatment to most areas of crucial social spending such as education, health care and social security.
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