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Jaitley’s Plan To Ease Life For Small-Business Owners

Jaitley’s Plan To Ease Life For Small-Business Owners

  Thousands of small-business owners will be freed of many account and audit requirements, as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised the turnover limit from Rs one crore to Rs two…

Record Farm Funding, Up 84%; Crises Also Record-Breaking

Record Farm Funding, Up 84%; Crises Also Record-Breaking

    Continuing the poetic trend seen in budget speeches, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley started with these lines, signalling the fiscal path of his government towards budget management during a…

Jobs, Rural Development, Social-sector Investment–Budget 2016’s Focus

Jobs, Rural Development, Social-sector Investment–Budget 2016’s Focus

  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting his third budget today, said the government will do away with plan (asset creation, etc.) and non-plan (salaries, interest payments, etc.) budgeting from…

Global Worries Help Arun Jaitley Pay Big Bills

Global Worries Help Arun Jaitley Pay Big Bills

People watch a telecast of the annual budget, on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Budget remains the key turning point in the financial year, for everyone.  …

Over 10 Years, Subsidies Grew Fastest: 7 Big Budget Numbers

Over 10 Years, Subsidies Grew Fastest: 7 Big Budget Numbers

  As Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents his third budget on Monday, February 29, 2016, our analysis of how seven parameters changed over 10 years (2006 to 2015) reveals that…

Why China Outspends India 17 Times On Culture

Why China Outspends India 17 Times On Culture

  The Ministry of Culture failed to spend Rs 353 crore ($51.8 million) over five years, IndiaSpend’s analysis reveal.   In the most recent financial year for which data are…

Rural Doctor Shortage Up 200% In 10 Years. What should Delhi do?

Rural Doctor Shortage Up 200% In 10 Years. What should Delhi do?

  Public-health centres across India’s rural areas–25,308 in 29 states and seven union territories–are short of more than 3,000 doctors, the scarcity rising 200% (or tripling) over 10 years, according…

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