At a panel discussion on "Decade of Union Budgets: Analysis and Assessment," experts expressed regret over successive governments' failure to allocate additional resources to education and healthcare sectors. RasanandaPanda, an Economics professor, emphasized the importance of funding these sectors for economic growth. Ashok Dalwai, Chairman of the Empowered Body on Doubling Farmers’ Income, highlighted the stability and continuity in managing India's budgets over the past decade. G.V. Joshi, an Economist, stressed the need for job creation, addressing fiscal deficits, and supporting small farmers. Dharmendra B. Mehtha, a retired IRS officer, emphasized the importance of infrastructure development to support India's population growth and economic advancement. Other panelists included Cotha SrinivasNarasimhaNayak, and Nobert M Shenoy.

Source-Special Arrangements