Friday, February 26, 2010

Mukherjee invokes rain god for economic growth | CalcuttaTube

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    • Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday invoked the Hindu rain god Lord Indra for a good monsoon that, he said, would help maintain the growth trajectory of the Indian economy.

      Mukherjee’s invocation at the very start of his 2010-11 budget speech in parliament underlined the importance of the monsoon for agriculture in India, an activity that provides livelihood to over 60 percent of the population.

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