There was an expectation that the government would acknowledge the importance of drinking water and make higher allocations for NRDWP in the recent 2017 Budget
At present, the scheme has a target of 40 crore beneficiaries of below the poverty line (BPL) families.
The 2017-18 budget is an opportunity for the government to concentrate on improving school education for over 260.5 million children who enrolled in elementary and secondary school in 2015-16–children who will form the core of India’s working-age population, one billion by 2030, the largest in the world.
In a year when the pressure will be high on the government to meet its fiscal deficit targets while reviving the economy post-demonetisation, the budget cannot afford to incorporate a radical move like UBI
"The proposal makes a lot sense because 10 paisa cess per ticket will not burn of a hole into travellers' pockets. Besides it would help railways to mop up funds to provide social security to coolies," said the source.
A five-point agenda to transform India into a knowledge economy
In a country where 90 percent of the workforce are in the unorganised sector, a social security system which the Narendra Modi government is likely to announce in the Union Budget 2017 could be the next logical step, provided the pitfalls are avoided.
The debate is whether it should be a universal basic income or a targetted transfer of funds for the economically weaker sections
With elections being announced in UP and the North East, the weaver community suddenly becomes a critical focal group
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen’s president, Asaduddin Owaisi, has an interesting proposition on how to overhaul the current budget structure
Close to the 50-day deadline that Modi had promised — we had been informed by an endless stream of reports in media that disgruntlement against 'notebandi' among the public is now reaching a crescendo — the anecdotal experience sat at odds with the reportage.
The incentives come ahead of the government's annnual budget, expected some time in February, and before key a election in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in early 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi elbowed his way into this vital annual celebration time of every Indian to address the nation.
All eyes are on the forthcoming Union Budget, especially after the recently-concluded Winter Session was totally a wasted affair and ruling BJP is gearing up for it.