ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Neither Here Nor There

Budget 2004-05 promises towards ensuring attention to neglected sectors appear based on optimism as well as coalition compromise. Direct tax collections appear over-projected and a shortfall could lead to a significant rise in deficit. Not only does the ability of the government to comply with its own promises of ensuring fiscal responsibility appear hollow, the budget appears ambiguous about the process of reform and growth.

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