India unveiled higher-than-expected spending for fiscal 2013/14 on Thursday, aiming to fund it with higher revenues - including new taxes on the rich and large companies.
Here are some reactions from people on the street:
Monica James, 27, media practitioner
"This has been a disappointing budget for more reasons than one. The tax limits haven't been increased substantially. The tax slabs haven't been revised and as usual, we have prioritized spending on defence over agriculture, health and education. The only thing in the budget that gave me a reason to smile was the 10 percent surcharge on income of over 1 crore rupees."