Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Budget 2018


Loan waiver to bonus payments, poll-bound states Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh target farmers

February 13, 2018 7:37 am

While Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara seeks to recover from the recent disastrous bypoll where the BJP lost two Lok Sabha seats and an assembly seat to the Congress, MP’s three-time CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan aims to mitigate three-time anti-incumbency.

Andhra Pradesh bandh: Schools shut, bus service suspended; TDP raises budget issue in Parliament

February 08, 2018 8:58 pm

Andhra Pradesh bandh today: Schools and colleges were closed as well the commercial establishments in most parts of the state downed their shutters in protest of the low fund allocation to Andhra.

Amid Market rout: DIIs pump Rs 2,862 crore into equities, counter FPI exits

February 07, 2018 1:25 am

Between Monday and Tuesday, while the FPIs sold Indian equities worth Rs 3,589 crore, the DIIs pumped in Rs 2,862 crore in the market thereby acting as a counter-balance force and reducing the impact of FPI outflow.

Post-Budget uncertainty, global cues drives market selloff

February 06, 2018 9:50 am

The good news is that this sell off is temporary. Stock markets are now back to where they were just two weeks ago on January 16, 2019.

From plate to plough: The MSP smokescreen

February 06, 2018 9:41 am

Government’s claim that it has given support prices that are 50 per cent over input costs to farmers is a sleight of hand. Tall talk could increase farmer resentment

Budget has given big thrust for MSME sector: Giriraj Singh

February 04, 2018 11:02 am

“The 2018-19 Budget has given a big thrust to MSME sector, to boost employment and economic growth. The Budget allocation has gone up this year from Rs 6,481.96 crore to Rs 6,552.61...," he said.

Jai Ram Thakur to present Himachal Pradesh budget on March 9

February 03, 2018 7:36 pm

The cabinet on Saturday approved the opening of a new IPH Division at Thunag in Mandi and Bharari, while it gave its nod for creating a sub-division at Tihra and Mandap.

I-Day launch goal for National Health Protection Scheme, aims to cover 10 crore poor families

February 03, 2018 1:10 pm

The ambitious scheme aims to cover over 10 crore “poor and vulnerable” families — an estimated 50 crore individual beneficiaries — with coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year.

Agriculture: Union Budget promises MSP 50% above cost, doesn’t define which cost

February 03, 2018 1:08 pm

Whether it is the Budget, the Swaminathan formula or the BJP manifesto, none of them has quite defined what really constitutes “cost of production”. And therein lies the nub.

Budget postcard from Betul: Baby’s death, missing stretcher

February 03, 2018 1:08 pm

The government in New Delhi may have announced the “world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme”, but 1,000 km away Betul is the grim reality: an abysmal health infrastructure that an insurance cover can do little to change.


Budget 2019: What has the Modi government done to solve farmers' problems?

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Ajay Kakra, Director - Food and Agriculture, PWC lists what has been done for farmers by the Modi government so far to solve their problems.

Budget 2019 could give tax breaks for home buyers, rented properties

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Poorva Prakash, Senior Director, Deloitte India, explains what can be expected in the upcoming Vote on Account to make it a populist one.

Budget 2019 could raise basic tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Poorva Prakash, Senior Director, Deloitte India, explains that as a trend Finance Ministers don't make any major personal tax changes in a Vote on Account. However, she expects the Finance Minister to lay a roadmap for tax sops in this.