Union Budget 2022-23: India Inc pitches for continuation of reforms


In the virtual pre-budget consultation held with FM Nirmala Sitharaman, industry chambers said govt measures will help firmly entrench the nascent signs of recovery

Nirmala Sitharaman in  New Delhi on Thursday.


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Published 17.12.21, 02:31 AM


India Inc on Thursday pitched for the continuation of reforms while ensuring tax and policy stability in the forthcoming Budget to prop up the economy hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the virtual pre-budget consultation held with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, industry chambers said  government measures will help firmly entrench the nascent signs of recovery being currently seen in private investment.

Capital expenditure by the government through enhanced infrastructure spending should in the meantime continue to support growth, CII president TV Narendran said.

“Infrastructure sector with a multiplier impact on the rest of the economy requires interventions especially to improve and diversify sources of financing. In this context, it is suggested that the government should consider developing the municipal bond market so that urban local bodies can raise funds for investing in infrastructure,” he said.

Meanwhile, Assocham suggested extending a scheme the ‘Vivad Se Vishwas’ for highly regulated sectors such as telecom, power and mining, as also a dispute resolution scheme for issues related to customs.

“We appreciate the government for the Vivaad se Vishwas scheme which has gone a long way in reducing the long pending litigations and resulted in greater success. PTI





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