Mukherjee invokes rain god for economic growth

Updated on Feb 26, 2010 11:27 AM IST
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 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.
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IANS | By, New Delhi

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 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 per cent of the population.

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