While the overall impression of the budget is – not good, there are 2 contrarian views to it.
Monika Halan of Mint has boiled down the budget to 3 things. Get growth back to 9%, make it a inclusive growth plug the leaks. I like reading things which are broken down and simplified.
Another take is by Ananth Nageswaran who has questioned the budget as a neighborh friendly budget? Which means the budget is friendlier to China than India as the growth aspect is completely neglected. Which is playing into China’s hands.
A little break from the budget talk comes from blogosphere.
WATBlog has a post on national employment exchange online which was announced as a part of the budget 2009. Intersteing discussion on how to make it work.
Trak.in has this intersting post about why Entrepreneurship in India does not grow. The ecosystem is not fully developed, government does not have any system to track and support the startups and the startups are at the mercy of venture capitalists who milk the startups for greater returns.
Pluggd.in has a different take on entrepreneurship. Dept of Science and Technology is organizing a brainstorming session for startups in Delhi and NCR region. Contrasting points on a single day?