How well does the Union Budget 2017-18 balance the need of reviving primary sector of economy and aiding environmental development on the aftermath of demonetisation?
Budget 2017-18 disheartening for children
Our investment in foundational years of childhood remains the same as it was in 2012-13
Model law on contract farming on the cards this year
According to experts, the law must address dependency that farmers can develop on the private parties for seeds and farm equipment
Budget 2017: corpus of Rs 1 lakh crore for railway safety
With increasing number of incidents recorded last year, finance ministry creates corpus to deal with accidents
Does government favour land pooling over land acquisition?
Government decides to exempt Amravati residents from paying taxes for giving their land for the new capital
Government announces sops for renewable energy in Budget
Railways to have 7,000 solar-powered stations
We have missed the bus again
Government lost the opportunity of using fiscal signals to discourage polluting technologies and fuels
77% soil health cards yet to be issued
Finance Minster Arun Jaitley's claims on the scheme are exaggerated
Is there an election angle to leather industry boost?
Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, hubs of the leather industry are also up for election this month
More allocation for women, children not enough
Although anganwadi centres have been expanded to empower women, the budget does not meet anganwadi workers’ demands
Disease eradication targets: will they be met?
The Finance Minister announced that government has action plans to eliminate kala-azar by 2017 and tuberculosis by 2025, among others
Budget focuses on Gramin Swachh Bharat, clean railways
Swachh Bharat Gramin allocated almost 55 per cent higher funds; by 2019 all coaches of Indian Railways to be fitted with bio toilets
Sector-based highlights of Union Budget 2017-18
The budget’s thrust has been on stimulating growth, affordable housing, curbing black money and promoting digital economy