The finance minister was at pains to emphasise that the Narendra Modi government had doubled the spending on wheat procurement and nearly tripled that on rice procurement since it assumed office in 2014
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said that the farmers had demanded an increase in the price of crops, but the Centre increased agriculture credit instead
New agri cess to be carved out of Centre's money, won't burden consumers: Nirmala Sitharaman to Network18
The Union finance minister said that to compensate for the additional cess, the government has reduced the excise duty component, resulting in no additional cost for the public
Surprising that farmers doubt Modi govt's intent, Sitharaman tells News18, says MSP has been rising since 2013-14
In an exclusive interview with Network18 group editor Rahul Joshi, Sitharaman reiterated what the government has been saying for long — that it wants farmers to come to the table and air their concerns
This is no 1991, but Sitharaman's budget should boost growth, create jobs and stimulate a COVID-hit economy
The best part of Union Budget 2021, however, is that Nirmala Sitharaman resisted the temptation to slap more cess, surcharges on the taxpaying citizens and refrained from imposing a ‘wealth tax’ to raise revenue.
From a consumer and healthcare perspective, Union Budget 2021 has a lot of positives. On the healthcare side, COVID-19 pandemic had brought to light India's underspend in healthcare. Budget 2021 has done well by allocating over Rs 2 trillion holistically towards the health sector, a handsome increase of 137 percent.
Full text: FM Nirmala Sitharaman unveils Union Budget 2021; doubles healthcare spending, lifts caps on FDI
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday delivered her third Budget speech in the Parliament. Here's the full text of her speech in Lok Sabha
Union Budget 2021: Farm innovation fund needed to support agri-tech solutions, startups, boost innovation
The available statistics amplify the potential of India’s agriculture sector to aid fiscal growth
Union Budget 2021: Govt should focus on R and D in agriculture, raise outlay, help farmers to diversify crops
The Centre’s outlay for agricultural research and education last year was a little over $1 billion or Rs 8,000 cr compared to the $2.8 billion R and D investment of Bayer Crop Science.
Union Budget 2021: Favour extension of pandemic support measures, thrust on infra investment, says IMF
IMF’s chief economist Gita Gopinath said more public infrastructure spending is needed and that the Government of India has expressed its intention to do so
Ajay Sahai of the Federation of Indian Export Organisation, said extending bulk clearance is a good idea that would help reduce transaction cost
The credit target has increased consistently over time, with credit worth Rs 11.68 lakh crore being given to farmers in 2017-18, as opposed to the year’s Rs 10 lakh crore target, sources said
CropLife India said slashing the GST rate will help lower the prices of agrochemicals and benefit farmers
Union Budget 2021: From going paperless to no briefcase, 5 differences in the way it will be presented this year
The Union Budget will be presented against the backdrop of the economy in recession due to COVID-19
Union Budget 2021: US business advocacy group urges Nirmala Sitharaman to lower tariff to compete with RCEP
India had walked out of the RCEP, a 14-member group led by China, as negotiations failed to address New Delhi's outstanding issues and concerns
The PMFAI also urged the government to extend a financial support for developing technologies for intermediates and technical grade pesticides indigenously under 'Make in India'