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Sharp jump in tax collection, economic activities after note ban, asserts Arun Jaitley
Friday December 30, 2016 8:12 AM, PTI

New Delhi: Rubbishing critics, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the effects of demonetisation were not as adverse as was predicted and asserted that there has been a sharp jump in tax collections and economic activity including in winter crop sowing.

Ahead of expiry of the 50-day deadline for depositing the junked 500 and 1000 rupee notes tomorrow, he said the remonetisation process has substantially advanced, significantly without a single incident of unrest anywhere in the country.

However, talking to PTI the Finance Minister refused to hazard a guess on the GDP growth for the year or the possible impact on tax proposals in the his Budget for 2017-18 on account of increased revenue collections.

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