India daily life

An impoverished Indian family transports recyclable material on a cart on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.

India’s finance minister pledged relief for middle class taxpayers and small and medium-sized companies on Wednesday, saying the government would spend billions of dollars to double farmers’ incomes, upgrade ramshackle infrastructure and provide cheap housing.

(AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)