A 2.89-trillion-rupee budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year has been announced, bringing with it a projected deficit of a whopping five per cent of GDP. The government has promised much: reforming the existing tax structure to make it more equitable, moving towards taxing the agricultural sector and improving the tax-to-GDP ratio. The budget also calls for an end to subsidies to the power sector and brings in massive stimulus packages to prop up the stuttering textile sector and regions ravaged by violence. The question remains, can it deliver? How many of the economic projections used to inform the budget-making process were simply wishful thinking, and how many were based in fact? Can the government finally use the crisis facing the nation to move us towards sustainable growth or will we see a future dominated by more bailout packages and special aid deals? Dawn.com invites you to weigh in on the federal budget.