THE Covid-19 virus is turning out to be more lethal than dozens of Hydrogen Bombs. Leave aside for a while human tragedy reflected in the death of a few million & health issues faced by countless survivors. Think of pandemic-linked economic destruction including steep rise in unemployment and poverty.
BUDGET 2021 having taken place in exceptional times, a lot was expected from it, particularly from the point of view of mobilising additional revenue to support the expected additional expenditure plan of the Government of India. The OXFAM inequality report published just a few days back, added extra poignancy