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Analysis of Budget 2012-13

Date:Mar 16, 2012

Against the backdrop of a slowdown in growth, deteriorating fiscal conditions, inflationary pressure and political turbulence, Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the Budget 2012-13. Though he made luxury cars, eating out at restaurants or hotel accommodation expensive he failed to deliver on diesel subsidies. At the same time he made life saving drugs, probiotics and iodine cheaper. The budget was a heart-break for environmentalists but it did give agriculturalists a reason to cheer. So what’s good and bad in the Budget: An analysis

By Dinsa Sachan,  Posted on: 16 March 2012
Budget proposes Rs 125 crore for the ambitious project
By Dinsa Sachan,  Posted on: 16 March 2012
No funds to promote scientific research
By Anupam Chakravartty,  Posted on: 16 March 2012
Environmentalists say ministry of finance apathetic towards social environmental consequences
By Jyotika Sood,  Posted on: 16 March 2012
Say does not increase farmers’ income
By Sonal Matharu,  Posted on: 16 March 2012
Health sector overall allocated even less than what it received last year, say experts
By Moyna,  Posted on: 16 March 2012
External commercial borrowings in low-income housing projects will become unaffordable, they say
By Ankur Paliwal,  Posted on: 16 March 2012
But solar thermal project developers happy
By Richard Mahapatra,  Posted on: 16 March 2012
The budget projects a pro-poor image, while covertly playing to the market
By Anumita Roychowdhury,  Posted on: 16 March 2012
Fails to restrain use of subsidised diesel in private diesel cars
By Ankur Paliwal,  Posted on: 16 March 2012
Likely to make LEDs cheaper only by Rs 10 to Rs 12
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