Down To Earth’s cartoonist Sorit Gupto analyses the budget for the next financial year through his cartoons
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in her budget speech February 1 that ship recycling, among the most hazardous activities environmentally, would be increased. The budget also proposed disinvestment of public sector units. Our cartoonist leaves you to join the dots
The budget proposed a new ‘Poshan Abhiyan’ to increase the nutritional requirements of Indians, especially children while reducing funds at the same time. So who is getting the real ‘poshan’?
The budget proposed a 74 per cent hike in the foreign direct investment limit in the insurance sector
A tax holiday will be given to affordable housing project. But who will benefit?
The budget allocated large amounts of money to a number of schemes related to water supply, clean air, road transport and sanitation. But again, do the benefits really accrue to those for whom they are intended?
The budget also announced that the new census will be digital. But as the novel coronavirus pandemic has shown, there is a glaring digital divide among Indians. So why the need for this measure?
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