Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a post Budget 2021 interaction with IIA students

Govt will not crowd out private sector; Budget 2021 selloff target realistic, assures FM

We discourage the demand for AIIMS-like hospitals everywhere, instead Budget 2021 focuses on more primary healthcare centres as the first points of call: Finance minister. Read more »
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Consultations, regulation key to the success of banking reforms unveiled in Budget 2021

The government must be wary of pushing through the much-needed banking reforms without a proper cost-benefit analysis and a clear regulatory framework. Read more »
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Budget 2021: Fiscal conservatism in the times of sizzling Sensex

While the advanced economies have woken up to the reality that monetary easing alone would not ensure growth, Budget 2021 has made a hasty retreat from the fiscal steps taken in previous... Read more »
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Budget 2021 scorecard: What is on offer for different sectors of the economy

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman shows good intentions in Budget 2021, but stops short of loosening the purse strings because of resource crunch. Read more »
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Budget 2021: The digital thrust will trigger inclusive growth

The use of digital technology can make the ambitious Budget 2021 work to support the local economies, leading to an exponential growth in exports and employment. Read more »
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Budget 2021: Some concerns about policy direction

The focus of Budget 2021 on physical/financial capital and infrastructure does not seem to be in sync with the idea of Atmanirbhar Bharat that will require the creation of a large number... Read more »
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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 »
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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 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 »