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Tag: Union Budget 2018

BJD stages Rail Roko in Berhampur & Sambalpur

Berhampur: BJD’s Ganjam district unit staged a Rail Roko at the Berhampur Railway Station here this morning protesting Centre’s negligence towards Odisha in the Union Budget-2018. The party workers alleged while State Government had demanded Rs 6,500 crore for different railway projects in the State this year, the Centre allocated Rs 5,252 crore. BJD further […]

Budget pegs 15% more subsidies on food, fuel, fertilisers

New Delhi: The Union Budget 2018-19 presented in the Lok Sabha on Thursday proposed 15 per cent higher subsidies at Rs 2.64 lakh crore on food, fertilisers and petroleum products. The subsidy for the fiscal 2018-19 on food, petroleum and fertilisers is estimated at Rs 2,64,335.65 crore in the last full budget presented by Finance […]

Divestment target hiked by over 10% to Rs 80,000 cr in 2018-19

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday proposed to hike the divestment target for 2018-19 by over 10 per cent to Rs 80,000 crore. “2017-18 Budget Estimates for disinvestment were pegged at the highest ever level of Rs 72,500 crore. I am happy to inform the house that we have already exceeded the budget […]

MSP for kharif crops to be 1.5 times input cost: FM

New Delhi: In line with the BJP’s poll promise before the 2014 general elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for notified kharif crops would be 1.5 times the input cost along with formation of a concrete mechanism to ensure higher farm income. While presenting the Union Budget […]