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Interim Budget: Focus on social sector

February 16, 2009

The UPA government paraded its economic achievements on Monday and promised help for the rural sector as it tried to shield the economy from a global credit crunch and stem job losses with elections just weeks away.

Acting Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee began charting spending plans for the 2009-10 fiscal year from April to July, a stop-gap measure to take care of essential spending during and in the immediate aftermath of general elections.

Also read: Interim Budget 2009-10: Complete Coverage
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