Before Feb 1, brush up your knowledge of all Budgets since Independence
An analysis of all budgets since 1947, their relevance, exclusion of children’s rights and what the last Budget lacked: all of which is here
सरकार ने मानी नोटबंदी की मार, जीडीपी ग्रोथ में कमी का अनुमान
चार साल के निचले स्तर पर आ सकती है अर्थव्यवस्था की विकास दर
Health infrastructure sans care
Who will run all the institutes and labs promised?
राष्ट्रीय स्वास्थ्य सुरक्षा योजना में पेंच
सरकार जब से शासन में आई है तब से इस योजना की चर्चा है। 2015-16 के बजट भाषण में वित्त मंत्री ने एक लाख ...
Farewell to welfare
The budget is a patch work of abandoned schemes revived or existing ones being re-named. This is all for rural development
‘India budget weak in public participation; limited in transparency’
The country’s performance in terms of public participation and budget oversight by the legislature was rated “weak” in the survey
Jaitley's 'poor' health schemes
Government increases allocations for all existing schemes
What are smart cities?
Smart city may simply mean a place where a smart phone can run all the errands for you. But the Indian urban challenge is not as digital and way …
Interim Budget 2019: All that it had for the environment
Although not at all promising, here is a list of announcements Piyush Goyal made towards bettering people’s health and the living world
Cabinet approves country's first IPR policy
The policy is expected to lay the future roadmap for intellectual property in India
NaMo budget on transport and pollution: Green expectations - Dashed hopes
NDAÃ”Ã‡Ã–s maiden budget upholds and supports UPAII blunders to protect the automobile industry while ignoring the perils of …
Harsh Vardhan seeks tax of Rs 3.5 per stick on cigarettes, bidis
Earlier increase in tax ineffective in deterring smokers as it focused on length of cigarettes and led to production of shorter length cigarettes,…
If cigarettes can be expensive, why not bidis?
Taxes on tobacco products in India are way below the internationally-accepted standards
Tax hiked on tobacco products for human and fiscal health
Economic cost of diseases caused by tobacco is 12 per cent more than the money spent by Centre and state together on healthcare in India, says a study
Economic Survey low on health; public health infrastructure may take a backseat
The Survey reiterates the government’s commitment to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Budget banks on insurance; neglects deteriorating public healthcare
Stress on insurance poised to benefit the private sector
Over Rs 2,000 crore to clean up and conserve Ganga
Government sets aside Rs 100 crore to expedite detailed project reports for its controversial river-linking plan.
Wind energy industry in a tizzy over Jaitley's budget speech
The Hindi version proposes reintroduction of a tax break, but there is no mention of it in the English version online
BJP’s maiden budget disappointing for farmers
Jaitley continues with UPA schemes on agriculture, allocates more funds
Help Kerala’s rubber sector recover from crisis, urges state finance minister
In the run up to Union Budget 2015, M Suchitra speaks to Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani to draw up a list of the state’s expectations …
Civil society seconds rural development ministry’s demand for MGNREGA funds
The rural development ministry had recently demanded an additional allocation of Rs 5,000 crore to maintain the momentum of MGNREGA
100 to 0: Union budget gives smart cities a miss
With nothing concrete to show on ground or on paper, are smart cities being offloaded?
Agriculture: wrong prescription for right diagnosis
Finance minister’s decision to increase farm credit corpus and give more autonomy to states for agriculture schemes unlikely to help farmers
Money set aside to build institutions, not public health
Preventive and primary healthcare get a miss in the budget 2014