Budget 2021 by nirmala sitharaman

Budget 2021: A bagful of surprises from finance minister

In Budget 2021, the finance minister seems to have utilised the pandemic-led fiscal slippage to clean up the government’s books at a modest marginal cost. Read more »
Budget 2021 by Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2021: Where finance minister’s words and deeds do not match

Most of the numbers rattled by Nirmala Sitharaman in Budget 2021 speech are for the next five years, highlighting the fact that India still needs five-year plans and the Planning Commission. Read more »
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Budget 2021: A promising start to reboot Indian economy

The finance minister has signalled her priorities through Budget 2021 -- healthcare, education, innovation, infrastructure, and digitisation as well as recapitalisation of banks. Read more »
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Budget 2021: Good starts for rural sector, but need a better effort

FM shows intent in Budget 2021, but needs to invest more to stir up rural economy and double farmers’ income. Read more »
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Budget 2021 has the intent, but lacks funds for quality education

There has been a 6.13% cut in the allocation for education sector to Rs 93,224 crore in Budget 2021, when everyone was hoping for an increase. Read more »
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Budget 2021: A unified economic crime fighting unit should be the next big reform

Urgent changes in the working of the CEIB is needed to ensure a unified approach to tackling economic crimes and Budget 2021 could initiate the efforts to these crucial reforms. Read more »
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Budget 2021: Government borrowing and its implications for economy

As the government was forced to raise debt to meet the health crisis and the economic slowdown, Budget 2021 should focus on a phased reduction of public debt. Read more »
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Budget 2021: The road to economic recovery, prosperity

Only an exceptional Budget 2021 can liberate the Indian economy from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and boost economic growth and prosperity in the country. Read more »
Budget 2021 to be presented by Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2021 will be a tight-rope walk for Modi government, Indian economy

Budget 2021 will be a tough balancing act for the government as it strives to meet conflicting ends of fiscal discipline and stimulus for economic revival. Read more »
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Budget 2021: Five steps to boost manufacturing industry

Revival of economic growth, creation of employment opportunities and inclusive sustainable growth are the policy priorities for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman while preparing Budget 2021. Read more »