New Delhi, Dec 18 (GCBusiness) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held Pre-Budget consultations with Finance Ministers of States and UTs (with legislature) here on Wednesday.
The meeting was attended by Chief Ministers of Goa, Haryana and Puducherry, Deputy Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Tripura as well as 17 Finance Ministers/Ministers representing their states and senior Officers from Union Government and States.
Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur also attended the meeting.
Ms Sitharaman elucidated Union Government’s philosophy of “Cooperative Federalism” and steps taken by the Union Government to bolster growth of the economy.
State Governments welcomed the opportunity to present their views and expressed their suggestions on growth, investment, resource requirement and Fiscal Policy. They also suggested measures to strengthen cooperation between States and Centre to attain USD 5 trillion economy.
Ms Sitharaman held her pre-budget Consultations with different stakeholder Groups from Agriculture & Agro Processing sectors on Tuesday. She also held Consultations with stakeholder Groups from Industry, Trade and Services Sectors.
The minister has met with the stakeholders from Financial Sector and Capital Markets in connection and Groups from Digital Economy, Fintech and Start-ups on Monday.