January 29, 2018 / 12:14 PM / 6 months ago

TAKE A LOOK-India to unveil 2018/19 federal budget on Feb. 1

MUMBAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley will present the last budget of his current 5-year tenure on Feb. 1.

The budget will be a challenging one as the government is struggling to tackle a widening fiscal deficit amid falling tax revenues, but also looking to increase spending in key segments of the economy such as the rural sector in a bid to revive a faltering economy.

LATEST STORIES With elections coming up, India’s govt will aim to woo rural voters in budget India expects to regain pole position as fastest-growing major economy India likely to put pedal to metal on asset sales India to inject nearly $14 bln into state banks by March in recapitalisation bid

EARLIER STORIES India’s oil ministry seeks cut in excise duty on petrol, diesel in budget India plans to raise health spending by 11 pct in budget; less than requested India lowers economic growth forecast ahead of budget India plans to boost tourism, travel in annual budget - sources India budget likely to focus on rural areas after Modi’s narrow home-state victory India’s finance minister says intends to follow fiscal glide path India pares back planned funding for crucial public health scheme (Compiled by Swati Bhat)

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