Name: Sanjiv Kataria
Occupation: Communications Professional
Annual income: Rs 20 lakhs
What have been your biggest worries recently - money-wise?
The rupee-US$ exchange rate. We borrowed to fund studies of a family member in the US in 2012-13. We are dealing with a heavy forex burden.
Also, worrying are the rising petrol prices despite the crude prices dropping.
What are your biggest expectations from this budget?
Hope it helps rein in street price inflation, drives domestic consumption and boosts exports.
How would you rate the Modi government so far? Have they been all talk and little action?
Continue to be hopeful. Yes, the high street-price inflation has not been checked. The impact of Digital india, Skill India and Smart cities are not visible.
Any novel ideas for the finance minister?
Double the investment in rural education, healthcare and skill development each year for the next five years. Rein in street price inflation. Drive domestic consumption. Find ways to boost exports.