Thomas Issac

Kerala to cut taxes on petrol, diesel to reduce fuel prices by 1 rupee per litre

Kerala's move could put pressure on other states, mostly ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party, to reduce taxes.

published on : 30th May 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: 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

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

Kerala Budget 2018: Proposals give hopes of survival for coir sector

The budget proposal to infuse Rs 1,200 crore to breathe life into the ailing coir sector has revived the hopes of the industry’s survival.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Kerala Budget 2018: Rs 33 crore for digitising classrooms

Giving emphasis to education in the state budget, the government has earmarked `970 crore for general education and ` 789 crore for the higher education sector.

published on : 3rd February 2018