Arun Jaitely also announced competitive ticket booking facility to the public at large.
02 Feb 2017 7:16 AM
Today’s budget comes at a time when the world’s economy is facing the headwinds of protectionism.
02 Feb 2017 7:05 AM
Arun Jaitley said that the pace of remonetisation has picked up, and will soon reach comfortable levels.
02 Feb 2017 6:52 AM
The Digi Gaon initiative, launched to provide tele-medicine through digital technology.
02 Feb 2017 6:23 AM
The government’s decision to boost investments in the rural sector will see a major transformation in our villages and farms.
02 Feb 2017 6:21 AM
Former railway minister Lalu Prasad was particularly harsh on merger of Railway Budget with the General Budget.
02 Feb 2017 6:15 AM
Higher Education Financing Agency to be set-up with initial capital base of Rs 1,000 crore.
02 Feb 2017 6:10 AM
Arun Jaitley terms transport sector ‘lifeline’ of the country, makes a provision of Rs 2,41,387 crore.
02 Feb 2017 6:08 AM
Nirbhaya fund increased from Rs 3.40crore to Rs 28.90 crore.
02 Feb 2017 6:06 AM
The budget could have proposed to raise passenger fare marginally to bring some incentives for freight.
02 Feb 2017 6:01 AM
These major changes come under Union budget 2017 which now includes the railways.
02 Feb 2017 5:42 AM
A one BHK flat normally comes under 30 square metres in the affordable segment.
02 Feb 2017 5:32 AM
Arun Jaitley also gave a poetic twist to his “pro-poor” Budget.
02 Feb 2017 5:23 AM
Arun Jaitley said the RBI Act would be amended to enable the issuance of electoral bonds, full details of which will be notified later.
02 Feb 2017 5:13 AM
The finance minister has rightly emphasised the need for using the unexploited power of Panchayati Raj institutions.
02 Feb 2017 5:05 AM
1.5 lakh health sub centres will be converted to Health Wellness Centres, says Arun Jaitley.
02 Feb 2017 4:48 AM
A beginning will be made through a pilot in 15 districts during 2017-18, says Arun Jaitley.
02 Feb 2017 4:42 AM
The programme was jeopardised earlier after Narendra Modi government had made a major cut in the social spending.
02 Feb 2017 4:37 AM
The money allocated for defence pensions is Rs 85,737 crore, a year-on-year hike of 4.13%.
02 Feb 2017 4:31 AM
The budget estimate for 2017-2018 at Rs 47,352.51 crore saw an increase of 27.76 per cent.
02 Feb 2017 4:25 AM