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
The 30-share Sensex was trading higher by 443.06 points or 0.96 percent at 46,728.83; and the broader Nifty was up 114.85 points or 0.84 percent at 13,749.45
In the last week, the BSE benchmark tumbled 2,592.77 points, or 5.30 percent due to profit-booking ahead of Union Budget 2021
Market sell-off extends to 6th day in a row as Economic Survey fails to cheer investors; all eyes on Budget
The 30-share BSE Sensex crashed 588.59 points or 1.26 percent to finish at 46,285.77 — taking the six-session aggregate loss to 3,506.35 points or 7.04 percent
The Budget for the fiscal beginning 1 April is likely to identify the strategic sectors PSUs where the government would like to retain its presence, sources told PTI
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