Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister
Prithviraj Chavan welcomed the Union Budget 2011-12 saying
that it had succeeded in striking a balance between fuelling
growth in rural and urban India.
Chavan said the highlights were concessions to tax payers
and increasing of budgetary provisions for agriculture, health
and education sectors.
He said the Direct Tax Code to be implemented from next
year will give a new direction to the country`s economy.
Sanctioning of budgetary provisions for Mumbai Metro
phase three was also a welcome sign, Chavan added.
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said the budget will
pave the way for growth in all sectors and welcomed steps
taken to boost the agriculture sector.