No need for cut, Kerala has not increased fuel tax in last six years: FinMin Balagopal

Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments misleading, Finance Minister K N Balagopal rejected his “request” to reduce tax on fuel.

published on : 28th April 2022

Fitness of Kerala ministers’ official vehicles in focus

The accident involving the official car of Finance Minister K N Balagopal on Friday has brought the focus on the fitness of government vehicles.

published on : 18th April 2022

Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal likely to be elevated in CPM cadre

According to sources, general secretary Sitaram Yechury has asked Balagopal whether he's willing to move to Delhi to work at the party centre.

published on : 10th April 2022

Kerala has to learn lessons from the Sri Lankan crisis, says FM Balagopal 

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.  

published on : 25th March 2022

FinMin Balagopal follows his party’s New Kerala perspective

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.

published on : 12th March 2022

No tax burden; FM Balagopal banks on knowledge economy

IT, higher education, health get big push

published on : 12th March 2022

Walking the talk to be test of dream Kerala Budget

However, these projects are supposed to be funded by KIIFB whose budget is beyond the purview of legislative oversight.

published on : 12th March 2022

Kerala Budget: Rs 2,629.33 crore set aside to see state in pink of health

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. 

published on : 12th March 2022

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.

published on : 11th March 2022

Kerala budget: Major boost for higher education, skill development and research

Besides infrastructure development, the budget also gives support to high-end research in emerging sectors.

published on : 11th March 2022

Kerala Budget 2022-23: Rs 2,000 crore allocated to arrest price rise, ensure food security

Four new IT corridors will come up parallel to NH66 and new IT parks in Kannur and Kollam are other highlights.

published on : 11th March 2022

Kerala Budget on Friday; tax hike, plans to revive key sectors likely

Hike in fair value of land, which will result in increase in stamp duty and regn fees, expected

published on : 11th March 2022

Out-of-the-box ideas needed and won’t shy away from that: FinMin Balagopal

From day one in office, crisis has been a constant companion of Finance Minister K N Balagopal.

published on : 10th March 2022

Increasing revenue only way out for Kerala, feel experts

Say Finance Minister K N Balagopal must raise taxes, improve collection and ensure collected money lands in govt coffers

published on : 9th March 2022

SilverLine won’t create direct liability on Kerala govt: KN Balagopal

Finance Minister K N Balagopal has informed the assembly that the SilverLine project will not create direct liability on the government. 

published on : 24th February 2022
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