As much as 60 per cent respondents feel that those within the income bracket of Rs 5-10 lakh and Rs 10-25 lakh will be impacted by the new tax regime.
Similarly, a provision of `23753.77 crore has been made under nutrition sensitive schemes for 2020-21 compared to `13879.96 crore in 2018-19.
There are 77 schemes which are 100 per cent women specific while 434 schemes have more than 30 related women related focus.
The Minister said the outlay is proposed to be financed mainly through revenue receipts of Rs 1,24,300 crore and borrowing and other receipts of Rs 25,700 crore.
He said that likewise, outlays for promoting industrial and services growth have seen no change in character.
Railway sources said that while Rs 170 crore has been sanctioned for the newly created South Coast Railway (SCoR), only Rs 3 crore has been allocated in the budget as initial grant.
The DMK leader asked the government to leave the renaming of Indus Valley civilisation to scholars and historians.
The ormer Congress chief has been blaming the prime minister for the state of the economy, often accusing him of destroying it through his policies including demonetisation and GST.
General secretary of Federation of Odisha Apartments’ Associations Bimalendu Pradhan said the major letdown in the Budget is that there is no clear road map for 4.5 lakh unsold houses in the country.
An individual who is currently availing more deductions and exemption under the Income Tax Act may choose to avail them and continue to pay tax in the old regime.
Rourkela Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Pravin Garg said that the Budget involves several technical points that are beyond easy comprehension of the common man.
They said the actual demand of farmers for price, prestige and pension remains unaddressed in this budget.
Government Securities (G-Secs) are long tenure bonds and are considered risky given their sensitivity to interest rate changes in the economy.
Farmer organisations and leaders in the State criticised the reduction in subsidies to the sector and other allocations.
Speaking to Express, Dr Sanjeev Kumar, general secretary, Indian Medical Association said, “The move to introduce private medical colleges with government hospitals,