Day: February 2, 2019

अंतरिम बजट , लोकतंत्र का अर्थविधान (राष्ट्रीय सहारा)

आलोक पुराणिक दस करोड़ परिवार ‘‘आयुष्मान भारत’ की स्कीम से लाभान्वित होंगे, दस करोड़ असंगठित क्षेत्र के कामगार पेंशन योजना का लाभ उठाएंगे, 12 करोड़ किसानों को प्रधानमंत्री किसान सम्मान निधि से साल के छह हजार रु पये दिए जाएंगे, कर योग्य आय की सीमा बढ़ाने का फायदा यानी पांच लाख तक की आय को...

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Tax and expenditure reform — a dream beginning (The Indian Express)

Written by Surjit S Bhalla For an interim budget, this was a break-through. I have been closely involved with budgets for the last 20-plus years — as an outside observer and an active participant in the debates on economic policy. When P Chidambaram cut the top tax rate to 30 per cent in 1997, I...

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No budget for farmers (The Indian Express)

Written by Ashok Gulati The hopes of farmers for a meaningful package from the Modi government have evaporated after the announcements in the Union budget. The proposed Rs 6,000 annual direct income support to small and marginal farmers is a drop in the ocean. States like Telangana and Odisha have done much better with their...

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Opinion: Another surgical strike, this time it’s on opposition (Livemint)

BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY: Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) carried out yet another surgical strike on Friday, but this time it was on political opponents who were left speechless and shocked by the welfare measures announced by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The interim budget reiterated the commitment of the Union government...

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A Kamdhenu budget (The Indian Express)

Written by Pratap Bhanu Mehta The Union budget was presented against two anomalous circumstances. In the absence of the Economic Survey, and increasing doubts about what official GDP statistics mean, there was a less clear analytical context for the budget. Broadly speaking, the macroeconomic story in terms of inflation, current account deficit, and budget deficit...

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Why farmers disbelieve (The Indian Express)

Written by Ajay Vir Jakhar In less than a hundred days from now, the country will be deciding the fate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The final pre-poll budget of his government was expected to contain announcements to stem the angst arising out of the bleak rural landscape. The distress in rural India is on...

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Interim Budget 2019-20 is a statement of political intent (Hindustan Times)

It was clear that the Interim Budget for 2019-2020 would be a political statement, much like the Interim Budgets presented in 2009 and 2014 were. To begin from the end, the 1 hour 43 minute long Interim Budget presented by the finance minister Piyush Goyal does make a political statement, and how. That’s because of...

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सरकार ने विदाई बजट में खोला सुविधाओं का पिटारा (पंजाब केसरी)

जैसी कि उम्मीदें थीं बजट में नरेंद्र मोदी सरकार से नाराज चल रहे वर्ग पर सुविधाओं की वर्षा करते हुए कार्यवाहक वित्त मंत्री श्री पीयूष गोयल ने 2019-20 का अंतरिम बजट शुक्रवार को पेश किया। पहली बार बजट पेश करते हुए उन्होंने कहा कि ‘‘यह अंतरिम बजट नहीं, विकास यात्रा का माध्यम है।’’  उन्होंने दावा...

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Finance minister serves the needy, but spares the rich (Livemint)

Finance minister Piyush Goyal touched many hearts with his expression of gratitude for taxpayers with well-chosen words that link taxes paid to the government’s spend on nation building. It must be acknowledged the budget was well presented—with a report card of the past and the promise of the future—with a vision to make India a...

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चंडीगढ़: अपने मुद्दों पर आवाज बुलंद कर रहे युवा (पत्रिका)

आनंदमणि त्रिपाठी, चंडीगढ़ से देश का पहला आधुनिक योजनाबद्ध शहर, दो प्रदेशों की राजधानी और केंद्र शासित प्रदेश यानी चंडीगढ़। मैं इसी शहर की प्रसिद्ध सुखना झील के किनारे खड़ा हूं। शहर में यह झील न केवल इस शहर के सुकून और सुखन का पता बताती है बल्कि झील के किनारे लगे प्रदूषण नियंत्रण बोर्ड...

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