Karnataka CM welcomes Union Budget 2021-22

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa welcomed the Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) came out with a statement which talks about the list of benefits promised to Karnataka in the Central Budget. The statement says that Karnataka has got benefited from the Union Budget with the following allocations for […]

Nirmala Sitharaman to reply on Union Budget discussion in RS tomorrow

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will reply to the discussion on Union Budget in Rajya Sabha tomorrow. The Finance Minister presented the Union Budget for the financial year 2021-22 in Lok Sabha on February 1. Presenting the first-ever digital Union Budget, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman earlier this month had said that India’s fight against COVID-19 continues into 2021. The first part of the […]

Jairam Ramesh urges increased discussion time for Union Budget in Rajya Sabha

As the Rajya Sabha proceedings began on Wednesday, Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Jairam Ramesh said that the time to discuss the Union Budget should be increased from 10 to 12 hours. “There is a lot of interest among the members in discussing the Budget. My suggestion is that increase the time to debate the Budget from 10 hours to 12 hours,” […]

Union Budget farmer friendly, PM Modi devoted to their welfare: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday hailed Union Budget 20-21 as agriculture sector friendly and lauded Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi for his devotion towards the welfare of farmers. “PM has been working for the welfare of farmers from day one. Numerous efforts were made to double the farmers’ income, taking this link forward…Ensuring […]

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposes to increase FDI limit to 74 pc in insurance companies

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday proposed to amend the Insurance Act 1938 to increase the permissible Foreign direct investment (FDI) limit from 49 percent to 74 percent in insurance companies and allow foreign ownership and control with safeguards. During her budget speech, Finance Minister said: “I propose to […]

Union Budget introduces Rs 64,180 cr scheme to upgrade healthcare infrastructure

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a new Centre-sponsored scheme with an outlay of Rs 64,180 crore to boost healthcare infrastructure across the country amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Tabling the Union Budget 2021-22, she said the Prime Minister Atmanirbhar Swasthya Bharat Yojana will develop the capacity for primary, secondary, and tertiary care […]

Union budget must benefit those affected by Covid-19, says TRS leader

Ahead of the Union Budget 2021-22 presentation, TRS Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Kavitha Kalvakuntla on Monday said that the budget must benefit those who have been most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. “I look forward to the budget address by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharamanji. After the challenging year 2020, I […]

Union Budget: Nirmala Sitharaman reaches Ministry of Finance

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday morning reached the Ministry of Finance in the North Block, ahead of presenting the Union Budget 2021-22 in the Parliament. MoS Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur has also arrived at the Ministry of Finance. The Budget presentation will begin with a speech from Finance Minister scheduled to take place at around 11 […]