Budget 2021 Highlights: Fiscal deficit pegged at 6.8% of GDP for FY22; FM proposes Rs 64,180 cr for Atma Nirbhar health programme
The finance minister provided a major boost to healthcare and infrastructure in Union Budget 2021. However, there was no change in Income Tax slabs this year
Highlights of Budget 2019: Chidambaram claims Budget 'bereft of any reforms', says chief economic adviser must be most disappointed
Budget 2019 LIVE Updates: At a press conference, former finance minister P Chidambaram claimed that the Union Budget was "bereft of any reforms". "The most disappointed person must be the chief economic adviser. The only investment-related proposal was the to increase the FPI percent. The Modi government treats India as one big state government. Apparently the prime minister believe that only his government can deliver basic public goods and services. It is not good to reduce state government to local administrations," he said.
Union Budget Highlights 2019-20: Key takeaways from Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden Budget speech
Union Budget Highlights 2019-20 | Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman became only the second woman in the history of Independent India to present the Union Budget. Fifty-nine-year-old Sitharaman presented the Modi 2.0 government's maiden budget in the Lok Sabha. Prior to the presentation, the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Budget for 2019-20.