Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments misleading, Finance Minister K N Balagopal rejected his “request” to reduce tax on fuel.
The accident involving the official car of Finance Minister K N Balagopal on Friday has brought the focus on the fitness of government vehicles.
According to sources, general secretary Sitaram Yechury has asked Balagopal whether he's willing to move to Delhi to work at the party centre.
There is good demand for fruits like dragon fruit, mangosteen, and rambutan. Hence, diversification of crops will earn more income to the growers, he said.
Ten days ago, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presented a 213-page document detailing CPM’s perspective on creation of a ‘New Kerala’ at the party state conference.
IT, higher education, health get big push
However, these projects are supposed to be funded by KIIFB whose budget is beyond the purview of legislative oversight.
Despite fund constraints, Finance Minister K N Balagopal has increased the allocation to the medical and public health sector by Rs 288 crore to Rs 2,629.33 crore.
Kerala budget 2022: Generous allocation of funds for roads, but lands to be identified after traffic surveys
However, the land for the roads are yet to be identified. The roads will be identified after traffic surveys, Finance minister KN Balagopal said.
Besides infrastructure development, the budget also gives support to high-end research in emerging sectors.
Four new IT corridors will come up parallel to NH66 and new IT parks in Kannur and Kollam are other highlights.
Hike in fair value of land, which will result in increase in stamp duty and regn fees, expected
From day one in office, crisis has been a constant companion of Finance Minister K N Balagopal.
Say Finance Minister K N Balagopal must raise taxes, improve collection and ensure collected money lands in govt coffers
Finance Minister K N Balagopal has informed the assembly that the SilverLine project will not create direct liability on the government.