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Budget 2012: Tinkering with Subsidies

With major issues confronting the fertiliser and petroleum sector being left untouched, the small reduction in subsidy numbers in Budget 2012-13 is mere tokenism and lacks credibility. However, there seems to be some thinking in favour of direct cash transfers as a substitute for the existing structure of subsidies. It is true that this alternative has its limitations. Just the fact that an alternative is being thought about in the form of pilot studies for kerosene and some initiative is being taken in the fertiliser sector is the high point of Budget 2012-13.

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