While ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ will get more money than last year, the budget for all other major schemes including Ujjwala has been reduced.
Arun Jaitley has re-introduced long-term capital gains tax of 10 per cent. Companies with turnover of up to Rs 50 crore have got corporate tax relief.
Like milk, government wants to develop market for onions, potatoes and tomatoes, launches new scheme with a corpus of Rs 500 crore to help farmers.
Bill for pensions zooms past Rs 1 lakh crore mark; sharp increase in fund to assist private sector
EPFO payment rate eased for women workers from 12 to 8 per cent; Rs 3 lakh crore allocated for loans under Mudra Scheme.
ThePrint's visits to Kanpur and Varanasi showed that the Ganga is far from being cleaned, and projects under Namami Gange have been progressing sluggishly.
Tracking the latest updates as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents the Modi government's last Union Budget before the next general elections.
Scraps grants-in-aid, asks higher education institutes like IITs, IIMs NITs to take soft loans and pay 25 per cent principal.