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Budget 2018

People's participation in formulating India's annual budget is negligible

"The officials just heard our points; they did not ask any questions," says an activist about a pre-budget meeting held December 6, 2017 to …

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Budget for children: The story doesn’t change

Crucially missing in the budget is a response from the government in the area of Child Protection

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Ease of living without a clean environment is meaningless

Finance Minister largely ignored environmental challenges in the budget

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Merely increasing PMFBY budget allocation might not help

To make this scheme really attractive for farmers, various serious measures need to be taken

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Food processing sector gets a boost under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana

Budget allocation has doubled from Rs 633.84 crore in 2017-18 to Rs 1,313.08 crore in 2018-19

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Jaitley says 47 projects completed under Namami Gange, but data suggests otherwise

While the Finance Minister said 47 projects are completed under Namami Gange, data from the National Clean Ganga Missions shows only 18 …

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Budget 2018 gives AMR a miss despite being a public health threat  

With no funds allocated for Antimicrobial Resistance, it will be challenge to implement Strategic National Action Plan

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Will this ‘pro-agriculture’ budget connect with farmers?

Whether this budget will really bring any immediate change on the ground is a big question

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Is the government's Ujjwala target achievable?

The ambit of the Ujjwala scheme is to be increased from five crore to eight crore beneficiaries

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India’s research output in science & technology might improve with a push from Centre

Currently, India’s research output in science and technology has been poor as compared to the other major economies of the world

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Allocation for food processing doubled but previous funds remain unused

The food processing ministry had spent only Rs 199 crore of the Rs 311 crore allocated under a mega food park scheme, according to a 2016 Lok …

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Climate change fails to find mention in Budget speech

Far from being a reformist budget, Budget 2018 merely touches upon few segments of Indian agriculture and is not likely to bring changes to …

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