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

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Budget 2004-05:Letting the Numbers Speak

The budget for 2004-05 was a far cry from the 'dream budget' that was being expected from the new finance minister. It has certainly not delivered on the promises and goals of being 'pro-poor' and 'pro-rural'. The budgetary allocations in no way make it appear significantly different from its predecessor. However, the one important message that the budget did send out is that it intends to maintain and take forward the reform process.

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