#Budget2016: Post Budget 2016 reaction by Ms. Geetha Kannan, Managing Director, The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) India

It seems with the nine-pillar budget our government has really gone the whole nine yards on focusing on the bedrocks of our economy. The thrust on agriculture, rural, social healthcare, infrastructure and education could have a big push on the economic growth of India. The allocation of Rs 500 cr under the Stand-Up India scheme for SC/ST and women entrepreneurs is very positive. Now it’s up to all the women entrepreneurs out there to capitalize on this opportunity. The budget still seems to fall short on benefits and incentives offered to improve the financial well-being of women who make up close to half of our population. The budget also offers very little for the individual tax payer.

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