Jaitley hopes for 7.2 per cent growth as budget unveiled


Unveiling the budget for 2018-19, the minister said that India has grown on an average of 7.5 per cent in the first three years of the current government and has become a $2.5 trillion economy.   “We hope to grow at 7.2 to 7.5 per cent in the second half of the current fiscal,” Jaitley said in the Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament).   FARMER PLIGHT: Ruralworkers are being wooed The government promised hundreds of billions of dol­lars to develop poor rural areas and help struggling farmers in its annual budget today, as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looks to win over…

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