Union Budget 2018

Andhra Pradesh comes to a standstill protesting against meagre fund allocation in Union Budget

All political parties take part in rallies across State, ministers lead protests in some places 

published on : 9th February 2018

TDP decides to not sever ties with BJP, for now; says will continue to put pressure on Centre

TDP has decided to “fight internally” to ensure that Andhra Pradesh, which is desperately in need of Central assistance for construction of the capital city Amaravati.

published on : 4th February 2018

Budget of big ideas and big hurdles

Every year, the presentation of the Union Budget is nothing more than an unbearable cacophony of Band, Baja and Baraat.

published on : 4th February 2018

Coimbatore’s farmers disappointed with Union Budget 2018

The Farmers Association in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore city on Saturday expressed disappointment over the Union budget as their demands were not met.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Not much in budget for SC/ST communities, say displeased activists

The Union Budget 2018-2019 has once again fallen short of the expectations of SC/ST communities, much like last year, said activists.

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

Union Budget 2018: 'Modicare' to cost about 11,000 crore rupees a year

The National Health Protection Scheme, which the government dubs "Modicare", was announced in Thursday's budget for 2018/19 and would provide 100 million families.

published on : 2nd February 2018

A day after Budget, Sensex crashes 840 points, Nifty below 10,800

This is its biggest single session fall since August 24, 2015, when it had lost 1,624.51 points.

published on : 2nd February 2018

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proved healthcare scheme is 'jumla', says Congress leader Chidambaram

Jaitley in his budget speech announced a National Health Protection Scheme providing health insurance worth Rs 5 lakh to 10 crore poor families.

published on : 2nd February 2018

Arun Jaitley’s use of ‘Divyang’ during budget speech attracts disabled people’s flak

Inconsistent usage of the terms by Jaitley has not gone unnoticed and the activists opine this only reflects the refusal to acknowledge the responsibilities the government. 

published on : 2nd February 2018

Union budget 2018: Fund allotted for Kochi Metro, Smart City Mission

Kochi, one of the cities selected by the Centre for the Smart City Mission project, will get its share from the funds.

published on : 2nd February 2018

Business community in Kochi welcomes Union Budget 2018

Former chairman of the CII Kerala and managing director of Sterling Group Shivdas B Menon said certain proposals in the budget on agriculture could be advantageous  for  a state like Kerala.

published on : 2nd February 2018

Union budget 2018: Cheers for farm sector, but Kerala sceptical about benefits

It is not clear whether cash crops and other farm produce in Kerala will benefit from the MSP move. F

published on : 2nd February 2018

Union budget 2018: Focus on social spending

The government has put in unwavering efforts to reach out to the underserved and provide them with financial services.

published on : 2nd February 2018

We needed Rs 4,500 cr for Central institutions, got Rs 277 cr, Union govt forgot promises: Andhra Pradesh State EduMin

In the Union Budget 2018-19, which was announced on Thursday, the Centrally funded institutions in Andhra Pradesh, taken together, had been sanctioned Rs 277 crore, with Rs 54 crore going to NIT.

published on : 2nd February 2018
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