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Key Features of Budget 2009-2010

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CHALLENGES
! to lead economy to high GDP growth rate of 9 per cent per annum at the earliest
! to deepen and broaden the agenda for inclusive development
! to improve delivery mechanisms of the government.
OVERVIEW OF THE ECONOMY
! Growth rate of Gross Domestic Product dipped from an average of over 9 per cent
in the previous three fiscal years to 6.7 per cent during 2008-09.
! Whole sale price index rose to nearly 13 per cent in August, 2008 and had an
equally sharp fall to zero per cent in March, 2009.
! The structure of India’s economy changed over the last ten years with contribution
of the services sector to GDP at well over 50 per cent and share of merchandise
trade doubling to 38.9 per cent of GDP in 2008-09.
! Recognising economic recovery and growth as co-operative effort of the Central
and State Governments, meeting with Finance Ministers of States held as part of
preparation of the Budget. This is intended to become an annual feature.
TOWARDS ECONOMIC REVIVAL
Short-term Measures
! To counter the negative fallout of the global slowdown on the Indian economy,
Government responded by providing three focused fiscal stimulus packages in the
form of tax relief and increased expenditure on public projects along with RBI
taking a number of monetary easing and liquidity enhancing measures.
! Fiscal accommodation led to an increase in fiscal deficit from 2.7 per cent in
2007-08 to 6.2 per cent of GDP in 2008-09.
! The fiscal stimulus at 3.5 per cent of GDP at current market prices for 2008-09
amounts to Rs.1,86,000 crore.
! Measures taken by the Government were effective in arresting the fall in GDP
growth rate in 2008-09. 6.7 per cent growth rate recorded in 2008-09.
Infrastructure Development
! IIFCL to evolve a Takeout financing scheme in consultation with banks to facilitate
incremental lending to infrastructure sector.

Key Features of Budget 2009-10

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Is Deflation a problem?

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Is Deflation a problem?
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Inflation was a problem which we have been hearing normally over the years, and we are too new to Deflation. Is deflation a problem? You might have heard that India’s inflation figures has dropped to a negative 1.61%. We all are aware what Inflation means so normally deflation would just make the opposite of Inflation.

India witnessed the last deflation 33 years ago,(any ways I was not here to witness that) As for a normal person when we hear that its deflation it would mean that the prices have come down, but if we go to the market to find out the truth we can see that its still the same and has not made an difference, then what does this deflation figures actually mean. Don’t be confused over that in India the inflation rate is calculated on an year on year (YOY) basis on the whole sale price index.
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