Budget : 2013-14 Package

Friday 01 March 2013

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First Take: DTE-CSE Roundtable on Budget

Budget 2013: a missed opportunity

Finance minister’s mool mantra–inclusive and sustainable development–may end up being empty words


Poor show for renewable energy sector

Budget outlay for Ministry of New and Renewable Energy reduced


It is not about farmers

Budget 2013 pushed up allocations for agriculture, but it will not help farmers


Mixed signals for vehicles, transportation

SUVs to be expensive but not diesel cars


Chidambaram pinpoints targets ahead of polls

Offers budget sops to women, youth and the poor


Health hurts

Budgetary support offers little hope of meeting targets


Budget offers big push for rural infrastructure

Green transportation gets lip service


Budget holds much-needed rural reform

Proposes to redefine backward region


Budget outlay for different ministries and departments


They have been brought into the mainstream through the National Health Mission; but funds allocation not high


It was announced last year but could not take off due to fund crunch


Ministry of drinking water and sanitation gets Rs 15,260 crore


FM does not mention Universal Health Coverage, combines rural and urban health missions while making allocations


Allocation increased from Rs 3,050 crore in 2012-13 to Rs 5,387 crore


Activists say the budget lays bare government’s intentions over food security bill


Budgetary support of Rs 123 crore for infrastructure on the stretch in Assam


In a first, bio-fortification technology gets Rs 200 crore in the Union Budget


Scheme to encourage cities, municipalities to set up such projects to get encouragement


Funds for MGNREGA maintained at Rs.33,000 crore, same as in 2012-13

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