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#India – Whose budget is it anyway?

  Brinda Karat PTI INADEQUATE ALLOCATION: Reduced plan expenditure directly hits funds for sectors which require a big increase in allocation, such as drinking water and sanitation. The budget presented by Arun Jaitley is a continuation from where P. Chidambaram left… Continue Reading →

#Budget 2014 – P Sainath on Corporate Bailout #Rs. 36.5 trillion

The revenues foregone in 2013-14 could fund the rural jobs scheme for three decades or the PDS for four and a half years. By P. Sainath, It was business as usual in 2013-14. Business with a capital B. This year’s budget… Continue Reading →

#Budget2014- Implications on NGOs and Non Profit Sector in India

By Noshir H. Dadrawala In his Budget for 2014-15, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has proposed a number of changes to the Income Tax Act. These have been widely discussed. However, what impact does the Finance Bill 2014 have on the… Continue Reading →

#Budget2014 – Health components of Union budget 2014-15

Compiled by Dr Anant Bhan’ HIV/AIDS drugs and diagnostic kits will be cheaper – Portable X-ray machines will be more expensive – Health budget 2014-15 Rs 30,145.00 cr; AIDS Control: 1,785 cr; AIIMS like inst 1,456 cr (Rupee figures via Vidya Krishnan… Continue Reading →

#Budget2014: Narendra Modi eyes Rs.700 bn privatisation target

IndiaToday.in New Delhi, July 6, 2014 | UPDATED 16:19 IST The National Democratic Alliance, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which has come to power on the growth plank, is all set to usher the economy into a vibrant mode…. Continue Reading →

#India – world’s ninth largest military spender and number one arms importer #WTFnews

India is the world’s ninth largest military spender and number one arms importer, according to data released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. By R. SURESH According to the figures released on April 14 by the Stockholm International Peace… Continue Reading →

BJP’s advertisement plan may cost a whopping Rs.5,000 cr

  Himani Chandna Gurtoo, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 13, 2014     First Published: 00:19 IST(13/4/2014) | Last Updated: 13:20 IST(13/4/2014)   Pick up any newspaper, switch on any TV channel, drive down any main street or tune into any… Continue Reading →

Budgetary allocations for UIDAI till 31 March 2014 #UID #Aadhar

Kindly note that according to a October 2013 report of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance submitted to both the Houses of Parliament, the total budgetary allocations made for UIDAI since its inception up to 31 March 2014 is Rs 5, 440.30… Continue Reading →

Dear Mr FM, why give me discounts on cars when I can’t afford food?

Open letter  By Amit Daga             Dear Mr Finance Minister,   I graduated around the same time when UPA came into power first time, in 2004.Despite belonging to a middle class strata of society and… Continue Reading →

#Budget2014 – Finance Ministry committed to concerns of corporate sector

    18 Feb, 2014, ET Aruna Roy & Nikhil Dey (Social Activists)  Far from being an election year special, this year’s Interim Budget is a marked shift from the UPA II’s stated ideal of growth with a human face. This… Continue Reading →

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