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FM Sitharaman defends stimulus, says open to taking more measures

Updated : May 20, 2020 10:19 AM IST

The measures announced by the finance minister included free food grains for the poor, support packages for small business and a host of sectors, easy loans for struggling business besides a slew of reforms aimed at creating a Atmanirbhar Bharat, or self-reliant India.
Sitharaman said that the government's restrained fiscal policy was informed by the UPA regime’s stimulus package and its aftermath after the 2008 financial crisis.
FM Sitharaman defends stimulus, says open to taking more measures

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