Budget : 2013-14 Package

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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

 
 
FROM THE REPORTERS’ DESK

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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Exclusive
Budget 2013-2014
DTE and Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability jointly present exclusive articles on expectations from budget
 
 
BUDGET REWIND
 
REWIND
Scroll through past DTE articles on budget implications
A look at how the focus of the Budget has shifted over the years
BUDGET PRIMER
The budget process comprises four distinct phases

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