Union Budget 2019

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Let the farmer choose

State may provide the cultivator with funds, but not incentivise untested technologies like zero budget natural farming

As India ages fast, Economic Survey says need to raise age for retirement

The total fertility rate, which is a measure of how many children an average woman of reproductive age is likely to have in her lifetime, will dip below the replacement 2.1 by 2021.


Allocations are key

Economic policy needs to finetune its focus. It needs fewer lectures on reform.

Telling Numbers: State-by-state — supply of piped water in villages

Among smaller states, Sikkim has the highest coverage at 99.34% for its 88,013 rural households. West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh are at the bottom of the table with 1.31% (of 1,63,35,210) and 1.33% (of 2,58,81,064) rural households covered respectively.

By ignoring final numbers for 2018-19 in formulating budget estimates, govt has presented incorrect data

Can there be any excuse to just reproduce the interim budget figures in July when the Ministry had the data given to the CGA? Further, the data was presented in the Economic Survey, so why not in the budget?

Testing the waters: Mention of Blue Economy in budget must serve as an impetus for the sector

Commitment to the development of the Blue Economy has been expressed by a mention in the budget speech. This has laid the foundation and will provide the initial traction to create the space for implementation of the strategy.


The great dollar gamble

The Union Budget’s proposal to issue sovereign bonds is ill-thought out, will make Indian economy susceptible to global headwinds

‘Haven’t applied for patent because want my technique to remain free for all farmers’: Subhash Palekar

The 70-year-old farmer from the drought-hit Vidarbha region of Maharashtra has been advocating the chemical-free method of farming for the past 20 years.

Maximise revenue, minimise tax

India has just one policy option to advance private investment and become a $5 trillion economy — reduce corporate tax rate for all firms to 22 per cent, reduce misguided rates of personal income tax.

No road to the $5 trillion economy

The entire contractual structure and regulatory framework in India needs to be revamped.

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Nirmala Sitharaman presents maiden budget for Modi 2.0 government

Union Budget 2019: As Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman delivers her maiden Budget, the twin challenges for Sitharaman are to spur growth and create more jobs.

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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.


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.