KN Balagopal

Yathra Fuels meant to help KSRTC: KN Balagopal

KSRTC is making sincere attempts to overcome the financial crisis through novel  ventures like retail fuel outlets, said finance minister K N Balagopal on Thursday.

published on : 17th September 2021

Kerala FinMin Balagopal to rally non-BJP states to oppose bringing petrol, diesel under GST

Kerala has initiated efforts for a joint resistance by states ruled by non-BJP governments against the move to bring petrol and diesel under the GST regime.

published on : 17th September 2021

Kerala collects Rs 817 crore through COVID vaccine challenge, spends Rs 29 crore for doses

In reply to a question in the assembly, Finance Minister KN Balagopal said the vaccine challenge got Rs 817.50 crore because of the vaccine challenge from March 27, 2020 to July 30 this year.

published on : 16th August 2021

Balagopal announces loans for motor vehicle sector

A bonus of Rs 1,000 will be given to the employment guarantee scheme workers who have completed 75 days of work in the year.

published on : 14th August 2021

GST systematically flawed, there is lot of tax leakage: Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal

KN Balagopal worried that while there is growth in overall consumption and production and thus an overall jump in tax collection, there is no commensurate growth in tax collection for the states.

published on : 4th August 2021

Kerala govt expands COVID relief package, no rent for traders in govt buildings for rest of year

The government will bear 4% interest of loans up to Rs 2 lakh for six months, availed from financial institutions under the state and central governments, cooperatives and commercial banks

published on : 30th July 2021

Kerala govt seeks moratorium on repayment of loans

Kerala Finance Minister K N Balagopal, in a letter to Niramala Sitharaman, said the impact of the second wave induced lockdown has adversely affected the economic and social well-being of all sectors.

published on : 20th June 2021

Decision against waiving 5% GST on Covid vaccine not good for Kerala: KN Balagopal

The finance minister said the Centre’s stand not to waive GST on Heparin and portable hospital unit was disappointing. 

published on : 13th June 2021

Centre’s free vaccination policy will ease Kerala’s burden: FinMin Balagopal

The minister said he did not intend to hide the financial crisis of the state.

published on : 11th June 2021

Kerala Budget 2021: Half a dose

KN Balagopal focuses on Kerala’s health in maiden budget, Covid-hit economy has to wait. Rs 20,000-crore Covid package, Rs 1,500 crore for free vaccination, hospital upgrade find place.

published on : 5th June 2021

It’s politics, after all: Balagopal doesn't shy away from taking jibes at Opposition

Balagopal said the Left played a major role in keeping political horse-trading at check in Kerala.

published on : 5th June 2021

Kerala Budget: No soulful poetry and theatrics, Balagopal means business!

On the presentation front, the maiden budget of Finance Minister K N Balagopal stood apart from that of his predecessor, T M Thomas Isaac.

published on : 5th June 2021

Kerala budget turns blind eye to deep financial crisis

Kerala had landed in a financial crisis much before the outbreak of Covid. In the last 15 months, the crisis deepened as the pandemic gripped the state.

published on : 5th June 2021

KN Balagopal delivers healthy budget during health crisis

The  maiden budget of the second LDF government presented by Finance  Minister K N Balagopal comes in the middle of the  second wave of Covid-19.

published on : 5th June 2021

Covid control, revival of economy key focus areas, says Balagopal

Certain areas have been identified for the disbursal of the fund.

published on : 5th June 2021
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