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Budget through the years post liberalisation

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Date:Mar 2, 2012
1992

Eight noted economists, along with a scientist-activist, an industrialist, a bureaucrat and two educationists, analyse the impact that the IMF-directed structural adjustment programmes had on the environment

1993
 

The finance minister's targets for restructuring -- lower fiscal deficit, stronger economic recovery and higher exports -- form the core of his latest budget

 

Finance minister Manmohan Singh has presented a budget that seeks to push the economy from stabilisation to growth, through structural adjustments

1994
 

The finance minister has placed his bets on growth through rapid technological development, but critics say he should proceed with caution

1995
 

Beneath the gloss of populist governmental rhetoric, this year's budget is a dead loss

1997
 

The finance minister's money bag may emerge as the commoner's bete noir

 

Finance minister (FM) P Chidambaram's budget has been hailed by the media and the public as a landmark exercise. It has also been applauded for being a 'growth budget'

1999
 

The Union budget 1999-2000 does not give enough impetus to the environment sector

 

Yet another tale of missed opportunities

 

To find out what the Union Budget has in store for science and the environment, Down To Earth spoke to environmentalists and representatives of the scientific and business communities. Their views...

2000
 

The BJP was the only party which mentioned environmental issues in its poll manifesto. But the budget ignores it entirely

2001
 

Indeed the corporate sector plays an important part in the national economy but is that all there is to this country's economic vision?

 

Yashwant Sinha pleases the industry by playing a rude joke on the environment

2002
 

The finance minister's budget speech has come and gone. As analysts sit down to shred it to bits, Down To Earth looks at a wish list of proposals for a green budget

 

Will a right environment be created by the budget this year?

 

We need to give the devil his due. Finance minister, Yashwant Sinha, has drawn flak from almost all sides for his nightmare budget 2002

2003
 

Breaking with tradition, Union finance minister Jaswant Singh chose not to conform to the two-part format while delivering his maiden budget speech on February 28

2004
 

Some uncommon proposals in UPA's maiden budget

 

Survey reveals how MPs have made a thorough hash of development fund scheme

2005
 

The discussions on the Union budget 2005-2006 reflect the media's middle-class obsession

 

The UPA government's first full-fledged budget is full of promises. How real are they?

2006
 

What do you do when you have to chose between water and water scientists?

 

FM focuses on political environment

2007
 

The elections brought the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). It spelt doom for India's economy. Or so our economic orthodoxy told us

 

The Union budget for 2007-08 is big on illusions, small on vision

 

It can be said that Union budget, 2007, is high on symbolism and intent

 

The Centre's commitment to targets stipulated by the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003, threatens to set it on a collision course with states

2008
 

The 2008 Union budget must be remembered. Not because it heralds an early election, but because it comes at a time when the world is battling four different but inter-linked developments

 

It was the biggest feature of the union budget, and was played to the maximum effect

2009
 

A year ago, in this very column, I discussed the myopia of budget 2008, which did not touch upon events then beginning to unfold. Since then we have seen the world collapse and, perhaps, even change forever

 

Climate change and adaptive agriculture given a miss

 

Highlights of the interim budget 2009-2010

2010
 

No incentives for organic fertilizers and sustainable farming

2011
 

Budget should make diesel cars pay for subidised fuel, pollution

 

Say they are more vulnerable due to erratic weather

 

As I write this piece, the finance minister has dispatched the Union Budget 2011

 

The budget is more concerned about the consumer than the grower

 

No incentive for buses, no brakes on diesel cars

 

Read more: Run up to budget 2012-13

 

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