Jaijit Bhattacharya’s views on Interim Budget 2024: Exploring Economic Challenges & Opportunities

By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

Jaijit shares his expert insights on Budget 2024 at @HT-Videos, addressing the three-month interim budget, support for startups, and the crucial need to safeguard Indian industries. Delve into a comprehensive discussion on the economic outlook, job creation challenges posed by extreme automation, and the ongoing policy dialogue for a sustainable future. Jaijit says “We expected the budget to address impact of AI on jobs and potential challenges in creating new opportunities. Also as per the precedence of 2019, we did not expect a populist budget. Revising income tax slabs for growth faces constraints due to increased defence and infrastructure spends. Key priorities: Increased safeguards for Indian domestic industry such as PVC suspension, critical minerals such as Molybdenum, key pharma ingrediants such as isopropyl alcohol etc and more funds for education , and tackling the carbon footprint.