Keyword : Budget 2016

World No Tobacco Day: Hungry? Have tobacco, it is cheaper than food

(This article was written before the Budget 2016 was announced, which increased excise duty on all tobacco products by 10-15%) A report released in February says that tobacco produ

Budget in nutshell: Governance and ease of doing business

* A Task Force has been constituted for rationalisation of human resources in various Ministries. * Comprehensive review and rationalisation of Autonomous Bodies.

Budget 2016: Rs 2,059 crore allocated for ICT projects

 The government has allocated Rs 2,059 crore for several ICT projects, including e-learning, e-panchayat and land record modernisation in its 2016-17 budget tabled in the parliament by finance

Finance minister gives Rs 2,18,000 crore boost to infrastructure

In its bid to give a major push to improving the infrastructure in the country, finance minister Arun Jaitley, has announced a total outlay of Rs 2,18,000 crore as capital expenditure for roads and

Tax reforms in mind, government abolishes 13 cess

While presenting the general Budget 2016-17 in Lok Sabha, finance minister Arun Jaitley said that the government has already accepted many recommendations of the Tax Administration Reform Committee

FM’s word: deconstructing budget speech for keywords

Going purely by the number of times a keyword is mentioned (or not mentioned), it seems finance minister Arun Jaitley too has finally given up on the two big promises of the BJP: investment and gro

Budget in a nutshell: Financial sector reforms

* A comprehensive Code on Resolution of Financial Firms to be introduced. * Statutory basis for a Monetary Policy framework and a Monetary Policy Committee through the Finance Bill 2

Budget in nutshell: what Jaitley proposes for affordable housing

* 100% deduction for profits to an undertaking in housing project for flats upto 30 sq. metres in four metro cities and 60 sq. metres in other cities, approved during June 2016 to March 2019 and co

Farmers to be introduced to online agri-wholesale market on April 14

Finance minister Arun Jaitely, presenting the budget 2016-17 on Monday, said that the national agriculture marketing (NAM) e-platform will be launched on the birth anniversary of Dr. Baba Saheb Amb

Government to introduce Aadhaar bill

In his budget speech in the Lok Sabha, finance minister Arun Jaitley said that as part of the `minimum government and maximum governance` framework, the government would introduce a bill on targete

Budget: farming sector gets a boost

In the budget 2016-17, union finance minister Arun Jaitley announced schemes for agriculture and farmers’ welfare and allotted Rs 35,984 crore for the same. Jaitley said that

As GDP accelerates to 7.6%, FM moots ‘Transform India’ agenda

India’s growth of GDP has accelerated to 7.6 percent in the current financial year. Announcing this while presenting the general budget for 2016-17 in Lok Sabha, union finance minister Arun J

Budget 2016 neglects interests of farmers, say activists

A panel of civil society activists campaigning for right to food, education, rural employment, maternity and pension entitlements, has said that the 2016-17 budget does not serve the interest of fa

Seven changes to notice as new financial year begins

 As we enter the new financial year from Friday, here is how our lives will be affected with the budgetary provisions coming into effect from April 1.  Train tickets bo



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