Highlights of interim budget presented in Lok Sabha

February 16th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Following are the highlights of the interim budget presented by Minister for External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha Monday:

* In past three years, India grew by average of over 9 percent

* Per capita income expanded by 4.7 percent per annum

* Fiscal deficit was brought down from 4.5 percent to 2.7 percent

* Revenue deficit was cut from 3.6 percent to 1.1 percent

* Exports increased 26.4 percent per annum

* Foreign trade increased from 27.3 percent to 35.5 percent

* Tax to gross domestic product ratio expanded by 9.2 to 12.5 percent

* Agriculture grew by 3.7 percent per annum

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