Budget will boost investment without any compromise in the fiscal roadmap, says Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the big picture presented in the Budget is backed with a plan to increase investment without compromising on the fiscal consolidation roadmap.

 Budget will boost investment without any compromise in the fiscal roadmap, says Nirmala Sitharaman

File image of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. PTI

Replying after a general discussion on the Union Budget 2019-20 in the Rajya Sabha, the minister said, "comprehensive steps" have been envisaged for the next 10 years. Sitharaman said the mid-term target of the government is to make India a $5 trillion economy.

The target of putting India in the $5 trillion club is not "without a plan", she said and listed out measures proposed in the Budget. To boost investment, she said FDI norms would be further liberalised.

She further said the government has expressed the intention to invest Rs 100 lakh crore in the infrastructure sector over the next five years. The Budget reflects firm commitment to boost investment in the country, she added.

In the Budget presented by Sitharaman in the Lok Sabha on 5 July, the government said it aims to mop up Rs 16.49 lakh crore in net taxes during 2019-20, up by 11.13 percent over the previous year. She maintained that every projection of revenue and expense in Budget 2019-20 is realistic and has been adequately provided for.

Updated Date: Jul 12, 2019 16:59:03 IST