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.
Union Budget 2021: Law Ministry allocated Rs 1,005 crore to buy EVMs, Rs 7.20 crore for publishing voter ID cards
The Union law ministry has also been allocated Rs 100 crore to meet the Election Commission's "carry forward liability" for expenditure on the 2019 Lok Sabha election
The finance minister announced withdrawal of duty exemption on components used for mobile chargers and imposed 10 percent duty on them with effect from 2 February.
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 should focus on technology for Atmanirbhar Bharat mission, says Hi-Tech Robotics CEO
According to a recent study, the total number of jobs related to developing and deploying new technologies, like automation, AI and robotics-related applications, may grow to 20 to 50 million globally by 2030
Union Budget 2021: Incentives needed for operators to view fiberisation as opportunity, not challenge
India currently ranks among the lowest in internet quality even as it continues to be one of the most affordable internet economies in the world.
Technology has been at the sectoral forefront in driving India’s growth and is likely to play a major role in achieving stability after the pandemic.
Union Budget 2021: Increase FDI cap to digital media from 26% to 49% to create level playing field, attract foreign investment
The digital media space has been attracting substantial foreign investments in the last few years and has been creating significant employment opportunities in India.
Union Budget 2021: Provide grants, investments in new methods of production, automation to cut dependency on imported tech
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman should look at all fields more objectively with a focus on science and technology research in industries.
Union Budget 2021: Govt should rationalise safe harbour margins, lower interest rates on loans to boost ITeS, KPO, software development
The government on its part has played a critical role in augmenting the reach of IT services across India in various areas such as digital payments, infrastructure support and digital governance.
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