Kerala budget 2018

No-holds-barred attack against hunger

The state government announced the ‘Hunger-free Kerala’ project in the last Budget and C70 lakh was allocated for the pilot project.

published on : 4th February 2018

Kerala Budget 2018: Our aim is to achieve 25 percent growth once GST is free of initial glitches

The state Budget 2018-19 presented by Finance Minister Thomas Isaac has a heavy accent on welfare coupled with fiscal prudence.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Kerala Budget 2018: Stage set for a thriving startup ecosystem

Isaac has made an allocation of Rs 80 crore for Kerala Startup Mission, a nodal agency of the government for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in the state.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Builders call Kerala budget 2018 a ‘No gain, no loss’ one

A 'no gain-no loss' budget. That's how builders reacted to the state budget with respect to its impact on the real estate in general.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Anti-endosulfan activists welcome Kerala Budget 2018

Last year, the Finance Minister had set aside only Rs 10 crore for endosulfan package.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Kerala Budget 2018: FM Thomas Issac targets tipplers and tax dodgers for additional revenue 

The Budget has envisaged a slew of measures to generate revenue. The government is all set to increase the sales tax on alcohol.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Kerala Budget 2018: Public health services receives Rs 1,685.70 crore

In the Budget, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said Kerala will become the first state in the country to ensure Universal Health Security. 

published on : 3rd February 2018

Kerala Budget 2018: Good balance between welfare and fiscal prudence

The capital expenditure as a percentage of state output has increased which will help in improving productivity and ensure sustainable growth of the state economy.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Kerala budget 2018 allots Rs 200 crore for Kudumbashree

Funds have been earmarked to implement various new programmes including 1,000 poultry units, 500 coir mills and micro enterprises parks.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Kerala Budget 2018: Kerala women will  laud Thomas Isaac

The fact that the Budget presented by Finance Minister Thomas Isaac finally addressed some of the burning issues of women in the state is a welcome step towards women’s empowerment.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Kerala Budget 2018: A stepping stone for women empowerment

The Kerala state budget 2018-19 announced the allocation of Rs 1,267 crore, which is the 13.6 percent of the total budget for the welfare schemes for women.

published on : 3rd February 2018

On a fair note: Women’s welfare is highlight of Kerala Budget 2018

The woman-friendly nature of the budget also includes several general schemes boasting of female-oriented special components which have been allocated R1,960 crore - 8.8 per cent of the total outlay. 

published on : 3rd February 2018

BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan says Isaac’s Budget has several shortcomings

Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac presented the budget without doing any justice to the findings and recommendations of the Economic Survey.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala says Kerala Budget 2018 is a flight of fancy

There is not even a mention of the crisis-hit natural rubber sector which is a core area of agriculture of the state, he said.

published on : 3rd February 2018
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