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Sitharaman discusses budget proposals with financial sector regulators

Sitharaman will present the first budget of Modi 2.0 government on July 5 against the backdrop of India's economy hitting a five-year low growth of 6.8 per cent in 2018-19.

Such a basket of pro-labour reforms is unique in recent history

The interim budget has kept in mind the interests of workers. This is the first time in recent history a government has done that.

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Who will pay for sops?

Government’s claim that structural changes to the economy are paying off, and that is being used to give back to the people, is problematic.

Interim budget passed: Country will not forgive Congress for opposing policies for poor, farmers, says Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal said the Modi government had taken several initiatives in the last four-and-a-half years for the benefit of the poor, farmers and the middle class, and that the Interim Budget was a continuation of that effort.

Eye on elections, Centre for early roll out of direct benefit scheme

Sources said the central government was particularly keen that BJP-ruled states take the lead in the scheme’s implementation.

The Urdu Press: Budget and Incomes

Most Urdu papers have been effusive in welcoming the Minimum Income Guarantee for the Poor proposed by Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

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Budget’s blind eye

It fails to address dismal productivity, not just in agriculture, but across all workers.

Managing the stimulus

The income transfer scheme was the highlight of the budget. But its success will need deft manoeuvring.

A budget for Bharat and India

Both fiscal prudence and growth have remained priorities.

Budget sops could hold back RBI from announcing rate cut

The Reserve Bank is likely to wait till the post-election budget in June or July, which should provide additional guidance on the medium term outlook and the possibility of a rate cut, said an analyst.

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FM Piyush Goyal presents Union Budget 2019

Interim FM Piyush Goyal said India is on a solid track towards growth and prosperity. The country’s farmers’ income will double by 2022, he added.

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To boost Make in India, Budget 2019 shouldn't raise customs duties

Saloni Roy, Senior Director, Deloitte India (Indirect Tax) says that measures other than customs duties should be used to provide a boost to the Make in India campaign.

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.

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

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: How the Modi government is expected to make farmers happy

Ajay Kakra, Director - Food and Agriculture, PWC explains what is expected in a package for farmers that is expected to be announced in Budget 2019.

Budget 2019: India shouldn't take protectionist steps like raising customs duties

Saloni Roy, Senior Director, Deloitte India (Indirect Tax) says that she hopes that India won't raise customs duties in the Vote on Account on February 1 since it would mean taking a more protectionist stance.

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.

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Budget 2019 could give tax reliefs to make it popular

Poorva Prakash, Senior Director, Deloitte India, says that the upcoming Vote on Account could give multiple personal tax concessions in order to make it a popular. She explains what can be expected on February 1.

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

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

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.

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