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
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.
Sitharaman announced a hike in customs duty on mobile phone parts and mobile phone charger components to 2.5 percent from nil while customs duty on gold and silver has been reduced to 7.5 percent from 12.5 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
Clean and safe heritage and leisure destinations are need of the hour
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
The economy has lately shown some green shoots and several high-frequency indicators are reaching the pre-COVID level of production, bolstered by a combination of festive/pent-up demand.
Lowering the GST tax slabs for eco-friendly and energy-efficient products like 4 star, 5 star, and inverter air conditioners and refrigerators will drive demand
Union Budget 2021: Offline retail hard hit by pandemic; seeks relief in taxation, rationalisation of licensing process
All eyes are now on how Budget 2021 will address the expectations and challenges faced by the Indian retail sector.
Sunil Kumar Sinha of India Ratings warned that even if the supply-side bottlenecks get restored on account of various RBI measures it may soon run into difficulties due to the lack of adequate demand
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
All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council chief Ashish Pethe said the EMI facility should be extended to their industry and to increase the cash purchase limit to Rs 1 lakh from Rs 10,000