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Budget 2004: The Power Sector Review
Jul 15, 2004

Budget 2004: The Power Sector Review

Budget 2004, despite the change of regime in New Delhi, maintains the much required continuity for critical power sector reforms to achieve the country¿'s "Power for All" objective by 2012 and double installed capacity to over 200,000 MW .The salient features in the budget vis-a-vis the power sector are:

Budget 2013: Exaggerated revenue and under-estimated spends a worry
Feb 25, 2013

Budget 2013: Exaggerated revenue and under-estimated spends a worry

The macro-economic situation at this point of time is indisputably negative and the Budget for 2013-14 should set realistic spending allocations with the aim to reduce the fiscal deficit to sustainable levels.

Budget 2013: Eye on elections
Mar 07, 2013

Budget 2013: Eye on elections

The focus on delivery of various schemes is missing in this budget. Each year, public money is being poured into them, but things remain the same unless there are dynamic state ministers monitoring everything. Some provision for effective monitoring should have made in budget 2013-14.

Budget 2017

Jan 01, 1970

Budget 2018

Jan 01, 1970
Budget 2018 consolidates past policies and invests in future politics
Feb 01, 2018

Budget 2018 consolidates past policies and invests in future politics

The days of Budgets being policy statements and media events are over. Budget 2018 does what it is supposed to: balance the books — the fiscal defic

Budget 2019 today needs forward-looking ideas
Feb 01, 2019

Budget 2019 today needs forward-looking ideas

The revenue from the Central Goods and Services Tax remains significantly below the target of Rs 6 trillion.

Budget 2019: A confused path to $5 trillion dream?
Jul 09, 2019

Budget 2019: A confused path to $5 trillion dream?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seemed to be the chief protagonist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of India becoming a $5 trillion econo

Budget 2019: A trimurti of troikas
Feb 01, 2019

Budget 2019: A trimurti of troikas

It is a budget whose politics overrides its economics, whose economics plays with politics, and whose pitch is sharply focused on Elections 2019.

Budget 2019: A trimurti of troikas
Feb 01, 2019

Budget 2019: A trimurti of troikas

It is a budget whose politics overrides its economics, whose economics plays with politics, and whose pitch is sharply focused on Elections 2019.

Budget 2019: Mobilising investment by open capital account and constrained fiscal policy a risky gamble
Jul 12, 2019

Budget 2019: Mobilising investment by open capital account and constrained fiscal policy a risky gamble

The attempt to woo FIIs and FPIs may look like an innovative step to mobilise investment from abroad, yet this is a gamble which may or may not pay of

Budget 2019: Sitharaman should embrace inflation to deliver growth
Jul 02, 2019

Budget 2019: Sitharaman should embrace inflation to deliver growth

Since data has changed, there are only three words that should define Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget 2019 — growth, growth, growth.

Budget 2019: Smart politics, smart economics
Feb 01, 2019

Budget 2019: Smart politics, smart economics

Key proposals unveiled in this budget are primarily aimed at rural communities and the urban middle classes.

Budget 2020: Yet another wasted opportunity
Feb 01, 2020

Budget 2020: Yet another wasted opportunity

What an economy generally needs from the government is to help catalyse entrepreneurial ideas and turn them into wealth, if not drive animal spirits.

Budget 2021 pushes the growth pedal
Feb 01, 2021

Budget 2021 pushes the growth pedal

Sitharaman and Modi need to be commended for their courage in continuing with reforms against all odds.

Budget 2021 — What is there for the cities?
Feb 17, 2021

Budget 2021 — What is there for the cities?

Direct budgetary support for urban sector schemes do not show any appreciable increase.

Budget 2021: Does it provide for women’s health and nutrition?
Mar 08, 2021

Budget 2021: Does it provide for women’s health and nutrition?

The pandemic will lead to pushing 96 million more people into extreme poverty, with 47 million being women and girls.

Budget 2022: Capturing the prospects for today’s youth
Feb 02, 2022

Budget 2022: Capturing the prospects for today’s youth

The current unemployment and high educational inequity levels continue to weigh heavy on the country’s youth

Budget 2022: Enabling finance for green growth and innovation
Jan 28, 2022

Budget 2022: Enabling finance for green growth and innovation

Budget 2022 could be a turning point for India in achieving its climate ambitions if adequate steps are taken to improve investments and innovation in

Budget 2022: In search of a distant elixir
Feb 05, 2022

Budget 2022: In search of a distant elixir

The National Budget is rooted in the assumption that the economy has recovered from the dent inflicted by the pandemic, however, the statistics beg to

Budget 2022: Is the 'rare mention' of mental health truly an actionable effort?
Feb 01, 2022

Budget 2022: Is the 'rare mention' of mental health truly an actionable effort?

While the focus on mental health is welcome, concentrating capacity to only a few institutions will affect the quantity and quality of mental healthca

Budget 2022: Priorities for sustainable growth of the transport sector
Jan 24, 2022

Budget 2022: Priorities for sustainable growth of the transport sector

This year’s budget should prioritse the growth of transport infrastructure rooted in environmental and social sustainability

Budget 2023 must factor in geoeconomic infiltrations
Dec 01, 2022

Budget 2023 must factor in geoeconomic infiltrations

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s fifth budget faces global challenges. She should leverage them and meet them head-on

Budget 2023 pushes the pedal on growth and reforms
Feb 02, 2023

Budget 2023 pushes the pedal on growth and reforms

The underlying philosophy behind this budget is to help India transition from entitlements to empowerment

Budget 2023, aspirations and India’s vision for the G20: Do they converge?
Feb 02, 2023

Budget 2023, aspirations and India’s vision for the G20: Do they converge?

G20 India aims to provide a global approach to realising common aspirations like a just green transition, renewed forms of multilateralism, digital

Budget 2023: A mixed bag for climate action
Feb 03, 2023

Budget 2023: A mixed bag for climate action

The Union Budget provides a boost to the energy transition but fails to address the critical need to synergise climate adaptation with India’s devel

Budget 2023: Amrit Kaal for development diplomacy?
Feb 03, 2023

Budget 2023: Amrit Kaal for development diplomacy?

With G20 ruling 2023, New Delhi is bound to utilise its development cooperation allocations for forging new alliances and establishing sustainable par

Budget 2023: Assessing the social welfare dimensions
Feb 10, 2023

Budget 2023: Assessing the social welfare dimensions

The budget has prioritised capital expenditure for addressing the needs of public infrastructure along with some focussed welfare initiatives in cruci

Budget 2023: Banking on India’s optimism for the future
Feb 02, 2023

Budget 2023: Banking on India’s optimism for the future

Geopolitical realignments and deft footwork by our diplomats have put India in a favourable position versus the rest of the world

Budget 2023: Food for thought when it comes to women, children, and nutrition
Feb 03, 2023

Budget 2023: Food for thought when it comes to women, children, and nutrition

There is scope to do more for the vital constituencies of women and children

Budget 2023: Inside infrastructure spending
Feb 10, 2023

Budget 2023: Inside infrastructure spending

Increased spending on infrastructure boost is expected to boost employment generation and increase aggregate demand, thereby, accelerating growth

Budget 2023: Whither India's digital golden age?
Feb 03, 2023

Budget 2023: Whither India's digital golden age?

Digital India has made significant progress in transforming India into a digitally empowered society and Budget 2023 is making wider strides in the sa

Budget 2024: Sri Lanka’s road to economic recovery?
Jan 17, 2024

Budget 2024: Sri Lanka’s road to economic recovery?

Sri Lanka’s Budget 2024 has ambitious proposals that could push the country forward, however, it continues to stare at a long road to economic recov

Budget 22: India should make this year’s budget climate responsive
Jan 28, 2022

Budget 22: India should make this year’s budget climate responsive

This year’s Union budget brings an opportunity to formulate a climate-responsive budget that integrates both economic and climate targets

Budget allocation for urban development expected to rise by 12 percent
Feb 10, 2024

Budget allocation for urban development expected to rise by 12 percent

The increase in funds allocated for improving the quality of life in urban areas by 12 percent, as pledged in the Interim Budget, is positively receiv

Budget for the Future
Feb 02, 2022

Budget for the Future

Budget 2022-23 has focused on long term gains as opposed to short term measures

Budget for university education — More for less at the cost of more
Feb 09, 2018

Budget for university education — More for less at the cost of more

It is quite perplexing that the government has secured all the premium schemes only for the top of the pyramid institutes that constitute only about 2

Budget indicative of future policies
Mar 12, 2013

Budget indicative of future policies

The Finance Minister announced allocations for various sectors in the Budget. But these are a regular feature of every Budget. What was different in this Budget? Almost nothing except that there has been fiscal consolidation. Obviously, it is not going to satisfy the common man, farmers, industry or foreign investors.