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Rs. 60,000-crore debts to be written off, 40 million farmers to benefit; reliefs for income tax payers too
Chidambaram’s bonanza for middle class
NEW DELHI: In a politically-crafted budgetary exercise ahead of the general election next year, Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday announced a massive Rs.60,000- crore loan waiver programme to rid four crore farmers of their ...
It’s excellent and outstanding: Manmohan
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the agricultural loan waiver was a “very unorthodox response” to raise the depressed “animal spirits” of farmers, the “biggest ...
Alternative alignment not possible, says Centre
“It is for the court to resolve contentious issues in the context of available evidence”
More should have been done: NDA
NEW DELHI: The one refrain that emerged from the different voices in the National Democratic Alliance on the Union budget for 2008-09 was that more should have been done for farmers, especially those who were in the clutches of private ...
Left hails loan waiver for farmers
Faults lack of anti-inflation measures
Chidambaram turns the tables on the Opposition
By giving small and marginal farmers a bonanza, he takes the wind out of NDA, UNPA sails
Delhi, Haryana farmers celebrate waiver
NEW DELHI: Within hours of the announcement of the Union budget, a large number of farmers from Delhi and Haryana led by Delhi Congress president J.P. Agarwal converged on 10 Janpath. They had come to thank United Progressive Alliance ...
New beginning: M.S. Swaminathan
CHENNAI: The Union budget marks a new beginning in addressing the issues confronting farmers in the country, M.S. Swaminathan, agriculture scientist and Rajya Sabha member, said on Friday. Noting that the budget had a three-pronged ...
Defence spending to cross Rs. 1-lakh-crore mark
NEW DELHI: The country’s defence spending for the first time will cross the Rs. 1 lakh crore mark but the old failing of being unable to spend the allocated money to purchase large equipment remained belying Defence Minister A. K. ...
Chidambaram takes care of tigers
NEW DELHI: The declining tiger population in the country figured in the budget proposals for 2008-09 with the government announcing a special package for the conservation of the big cats. “The tiger is under grave threat,” ...
Statement on child-related schemes for the first time
Rs.33,434 crore allocated for such schemes; pay hike for anganwadi workers and helpers under ICDS
Allocation for minorities doubled
Schemes include a multi-sectoral development plan for each of the 90 districts
Major portion of Central plan for social sector
Annual plan outlay for next fiscal proposed at Rs. 3.75 lakh crore
Four new services under tax net
Government estimates a collection of Rs. 64,460 crore
15 % hike for health sector
NEW DELHI: The proposed budgetary allocation for the health sector — including the North-Eastern region — is Rs. 16, 534 crore, marking an increase of 15 per cent over the previous year allocation. The allocation for the ...
Duty reliefs to drive consumer demand
Cars, two-wheelers, packaged foods and medicines to become cheaper
A face-saving victory for Sri Lanka
Gilchrist revels in his last appearance at the MCG
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