SAMBALPUR: For housewife Rudrarani Pradhan of Budharaja, the Union Budget has failed to bring any cheer. The tax on gold has been hiked making gold even more dearer and out of the reach of common man. Cost Accountant Yangya Narayan Pradhan said exemption limit on income tax should have been raised to at least Rs 2.5 lakh.
He expressed happiness at the provisions for agriculture product reflecting on agricultural production and investment in infrastructure sector. For former executive and president of Sambalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry Pratap Mishra the Budget is development oriented as it aims at attaining inclusive growth. Mishra said besides development of infrastructure, stress has also been laid on development of agriculture, education and health.