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Budget 2019 serves all sectors of economy, builds upon India's growth story of last 5 yrs, writes ex-FM Arun Jaitley in blog
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Budget 2019 serves all sectors of economy, builds upon India's growth story of last 5 yrs, writes ex-FM Arun Jaitley in blog

The Budget 2019 creates a political direction for an aspirational India. The economically weaker sections get the basic amenities of life and several sectors of interest to the middle-class have been incentivised.

Union Budget 2019: Solar module makers seek manufacturing incentives
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Union Budget 2019: Solar module makers seek manufacturing incentives

Solar module makers' body AISIA on Wednesday sought manufacturing incentives like subsidies, interest subvention, import duty exemption and depreciation benefit in the forthcoming Budget

India has scope for reducing untargeted food, fertiliser subsidies: IMF Deputy Director Paolo Mauro
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India has scope for reducing untargeted food, fertiliser subsidies: IMF Deputy Director Paolo Mauro

There is a lot of scope in India for reducing untargeted food and fertiliser subsidies and enhancing revenue administration, the IMF has said

Fiscal deficit target of 3.3% for 2018-19 could be a challenge, likely to be breached, say experts
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Fiscal deficit target of 3.3% for 2018-19 could be a challenge, likely to be breached, say experts

Government's fiscal deficit touched 114.8% of the full-year estimates at the end of November

Global investors, insurers urge G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies; caution govt support to hit key industries
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Global investors, insurers urge G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies; caution govt support to hit key industries

Investors warn continued government support for fossil fuel increases risk of creating stranded assets within the energy sector and can also decrease the competitiveness of key industries.

PM Narendra Modi to launch India Post Payments Bank on 21 August; to target one branch in every district
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PM Narendra Modi to launch India Post Payments Bank on 21 August; to target one branch in every district

The India Post Payments Bank app which is expected to be launched on the same day will enable customers to pay for services of around 100 firms including phone recharges and bill, electricity bill, DTH service, college fees, etc., that are present on Bharat Bill payments system of NPCI

SC order extending Aadhaar deadline allays concerns of the elite but fails to protect the most vulnerable
India

SC order extending Aadhaar deadline allays concerns of the elite but fails to protect the most vulnerable

It is imperative that public policy professionals and policymakers examine Aadhaar from an access-to-resources perspective, and not just from a data protection one.

Saubhagya scheme: Electricity to all households a positive move, but can Modi govt resist subsidy?
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Saubhagya scheme: Electricity to all households a positive move, but can Modi govt resist subsidy?

It would be interesting to see if any state decides not to subsidise this power supplied to the poor

Swaraj at 70 Part 10: Food sovereignty means democratic control over what we eat, says Jean Dreze
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Swaraj at 70 Part 10: Food sovereignty means democratic control over what we eat, says Jean Dreze

Jean Dreze's uses his extensive knowledge of the Indian ground realities to expound on the need for food security and its link to Swaraj.

Junk the chemical fertiliser subsidy policy; it's time now to incentivise farmers for using organic fertilisers
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Junk the chemical fertiliser subsidy policy; it's time now to incentivise farmers for using organic fertilisers

The time has come to junk the chemical fertiliser subsidy policy in a phased manner and wean the farmer away from it

Mandatory Aadhaar for welfare is fine but govt should address privacy, connectivity issues first
Economy

Mandatory Aadhaar for welfare is fine but govt should address privacy, connectivity issues first

The Aadhaar project has its uses, certainly, but it is time for some stock-taking of its implementation, including concerns about its creep

Exclusive: Why I fear Union Budget 2017, Yogendra Yadav writes for Firstpost
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Exclusive: Why I fear Union Budget 2017, Yogendra Yadav writes for Firstpost

Yogendra Yadav fears that if Arun Jaitley indeed announces Universal Basic Income in the Union Budget, it will just be a parody. From the signals, what the government is thinking about is neither universal nor basic income

UPA vs NDA: Check out how Aadhaar Act 2016 differs from the 2010 Bill
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UPA vs NDA: Check out how Aadhaar Act 2016 differs from the 2010 Bill

The Aadhaar Bill for this act was approved by Parliament on 16 March and tabled in Parliament as a money Bill

Eco Survey says rich enjoy subsidies of Rs 1 lakh crore, will Budget slash these?
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Eco Survey says rich enjoy subsidies of Rs 1 lakh crore, will Budget slash these?

Expect a significant rationalisation of subsidies for the poor, which may mean they are better targeted, not necessarily lessened, through schemes like Direct Benefit Transfer

Why Modi's comment on corporate sops is a misplaced reaction to Rahul jibes
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Why Modi's comment on corporate sops is a misplaced reaction to Rahul jibes

If tweaking is the need, then the government should look at subsidies, not corporate incentives, which are prone to misuse and where massive leakages are a norm rather than the exception

Realty sector must survive on market economy and not subsidies, says Jaitley
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Realty sector must survive on market economy and not subsidies, says Jaitley

The FM also said real estate sector will be the next big mover as far as the Indian economy was concerned

From stock market to critical reform bills: Why Bihar poll outcome holds the key
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From stock market to critical reform bills: Why Bihar poll outcome holds the key

From an economic perspective the elections become important as they could be the guiding forces for what happens in the course of this year as well as the future

How UPA govt subsidies contributed to the real estate bubble
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How UPA govt subsidies contributed to the real estate bubble

While cutting down on subsidies further may not be politically possible, if more and more of subsidies are paid directly into the bank account of the beneficiaries, the total amount of black money within the system is likely to come down.