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Nirmala Sitharaman quotes Tamil poem in her Budget speech; here is what it means

While delivering her maiden Budget, Nirmala Sitharaman quoted a verse from the poem ‘Purananuru’, a Tamil Sangam-era literature piece which deals with the life of a King. 

Jal Shakti ministry needs to make urgent course corrections for paradigm shift in water management

The FM has rightly spoken of a “focus on integrated demand and supply side management of water at the local level, including source sustainability and management of household wastewater for reuse in agriculture”.


AAP's demand unmet as Delhi's share in central taxes remains same as last 18 years   

In a pre-Budget meeting convened by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last month, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had demanded Rs 6,000 crore for Delhi as the share from the Central taxes. He had said that the city has been getting only Rs 325 crore for the last 18 years.

From rural, defence to taxpayers: Revisiting Modi govt's last five budgets

In the first Budget of Modi 2.0, the armed forces will be vying for an increase in the budgetary allocation with its eye set on modernisation and upgradation projects to deal with challenging security aspects both within and outside India.

Interim Satisfaction

The new government may not back the allocations in the budget.

Efforts to fast-track irrigation projects yield mixed results

Many of these projects had completed over 90 per cent of the works last year itself but have still not been able to carry out the remaining works.


Scheme to cover 1.06 crore farmers, edge for western Maharashtra

With 78 per cent of the farmers in Maharashtra meeting the condition of having less than 2 hectare (5 acres), the Centre will need to disburse Rs 6,368 crore of the total allocation of Rs 75,000 crore for the scheme.

Budget 2019: Why is education sector not happy?

Among major announcements for the sector was establishing an institute for AI, new AIIMS in Haryana and roughly 2 lakh more seats in education institutes across India but decline in the funding of HEFA and indirectly for central institutions along with no visible mention in the speech about the sector has left many disappointed

Budget 2019: Centre allocates Rs 93,847.64 crore for education sector

While Rs 37,461.01 crore has been allocated for higher education, Rs 56,386.63 crore has been earmarked for school education

Opinion: This budget gave impression that education is no longer important

Without giving due importance to our schools and universities, the country will make no sustainable headway least of all metamorphose into a USD 10 trillion economy in the next eight years

2019 budget Videos

Explained: Here's how the Modi govt budgeted for elections

Budget 2019: Indian Express Rural Affairs Editor Harish Damodaran and Consulting Editor Shaji Vikraman take a deep dive and explain fine prints of the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha today.

Budget 2019 may not make many changes to customs duties

Description:Saloni Roy, Senior Director, Deloitte India (Indirect Tax) says that not many changes are expected to be announced in customs duties since it is a Vote on Account.