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Interim Budget 2019: Farm relief package on cards? Here's what to expect

Interim Budget 2019: Farm relief package on cards? Here's what to expect

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The government will unveil its budget for the 2019-20 financial year on Friday, with investors expecting increased investment in areas such as agriculture, as Prime Minister tries to woo voters ahead of general elections to be held by May.

After a string of recent setbacks in key state elections for Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the government is expected to woo rural and urban middle-class voters via farm relief measures and tax cuts.

The government is expected to project economic growth of around 7.5 per cent for the next financial year, while expanding capital spending on railways, roads and ports by 7-8 per cent.


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