Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is expected to hold brainstorming sessions with various stakeholders during his annual pre-budget meetings with sectoral experts, representatives, industry captains and economists from January 11 onwards.
The objective of the meetings will be to get their feedback and inputs for incorporating them in Budget 2012-13 and to elicit views of different interest groups on arresting the economic slowdownand combating the impact of global problems.
A host of issues like policy initiatives to fight sluggishness in growth, slump in industrial output and rising fiscal deficit targets are likely to come up for discussion. The impending tax reforms like Direct Taxes Code and Goods and Services Tax are also expected to be discussed.
The pre-budget exercise will end with a discussion with economists on January 20.
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