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Union Budget


For Operation Green to deliver, experience of raising milk production in Operation Flood can prove beneficial

March 01, 2021 8:54 am

A closer examination of the scheme in terms of achieving its objectives of price stabilisation, reveals that Operation Green is in slow motion, and nowhere near achieving its objectives.

Economy exits recession as GDP grows 0.4% in Q3; Govt cautions pandemic risk persists

February 27, 2021 7:11 am

In a statement, the Finance Ministry said the Q3 numbers were a reflection of the further strengthening of a V-shaped recovery, but warned that India was not yet out of the danger of the pandemic.

Budget marks directional change for Indian economy: Sitharaman

February 25, 2021 5:15 pm

"We inherited a system from the USSR, where glories of socialism were spoken about... That only socialism can take care of the welfare of the entire population. They say welfare state is a socialist prerogative," she said.

PM Modi's acknowledgement of role of private sector, in Parliament, is welcome

February 24, 2021 8:57 am

Post the open support from the Prime Minister, it is also up to the private sector to respond — grow your business, pursue excellence, follow the law of the land and pay your taxes.

Fifteenth Finance Commission has increased proportion of grants conditional on reforms by states

February 23, 2021 8:54 am

The question is whether this will force the states to move on both the power sector reforms, which have proven challenging in the past, and the municipal reforms, so that their resource availability may be enhanced.

Budgeting for women

February 15, 2021 8:45 pm

Budgetary allocations geared towards addressing women’s concerns need a further boost

Part-time EAC-PM member Sajjid Chinoy to discuss post-Budget growth at Explained.Live

February 15, 2021 4:33 am

Strategic sales of state-owned companies will help the government in funding the ambitious capital spending programmes, especially in the infrastructure and health sectors.

Just Rs 502 crore in hand, Chandigarh civic body passes Rs 1,627 crore budget

February 06, 2021 10:19 am

The Municipal Corporation's own expected revenue is really low as compared to the budget it has prepared. From petrol pumps, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation aims to earn Rs 130 crore while from property tax it expects to earn Rs 50 crore.

Despite FM's emphasis on health in budget speech, the actual allocations are disappointing

February 05, 2021 9:49 am

A Finance Commission grant of Rs 13,000-crore and Rs 35,000-crore for COVID-19 vaccination are one-time allocations and, therefore, do not strengthen the overall system.

Tripura BJP MP writes to Amit Shah, seeks inclusion of state’s tea growers in Central scheme

February 03, 2021 9:29 pm

While lauding the Union budget, which she said was in line with the Centre’s vision of Atmanirbharta (self-sufficiency) and had the welfare of all sections at its core, the MP wrote that over 15,000 labourers are associated with the tea industry of Tripura, of which around 50 per cent are women.


Budget 2016-17: What's become cheap, what's become costly

March 01, 2016 1:08 pm

Here is a complete list of items that will turn costly and items that will turn cheap as a result of the Union Budget 2016-17 tabled on Monday by FM Arun Jaitley.

Budget 2014-15: The build-up

June 26, 2014 3:34 pm

The Narendra Modi led-NDA government is likely to table the Union Budget in July.


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

June 22, 2020 6:03 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

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.

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

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

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.

Budget 2019 may not make many changes to customs duties

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

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.

Petrol price reduced, diesel hiked

March 01, 2016 3:48 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): The government on Monday lowered the price of petrol by Rs 3.02 per litre while the price of diesel was raised by Rs 1.47 per litre. The revised prices will take effect from the midnight of February 29 and March 1. The revision in fuel prices comes on a day when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2015-16 in the Parliament. With this change, the price of Petrol in Delhi will become Rs. 56.61/litre while diesel will be available at Rs. 46.43/litre. People across the nation welcomed the reduction of petrol price, and hoped for further reduction in fuel price.