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Finance Ministry Asks Twitter What It Must Focus on in Budget 2017

People can exercise their voting option on the official Twitter handle of the Ministry of Finance.

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Finance Ministry Asks Twitter What It Must Focus on in Budget 2017

With less than a month remaining for budget presentation, Finance Ministry on Friday invited suggestions from Twitterati on what should be the focus of the Budget for 2017-18 to be unveiled on 1 February.

People can exercise their voting option on the official Twitter handle of the Ministry of Finance.

Although voting would remain open for a week, initial pattern suggested netizen's preference for agriculture, followed closely by infrastructure. Manufacturing was the third in preference followed by IT and Services.

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In November 2016, the Finance Ministry had invited suggestions from public on myGov portal for Budget 2017-18 in order to encourage public participation and bring in greater transparency.

The government has decided to present the Budget for 2017-18 on 1 February , instead of the usual practice of unveiling it on the last working day of February, so that all allocations are available before the start of financial year from 1 April. It has also decided to merge the Rail Budget with the Union Budget.

(This article was originally published in BloombergQuint)

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