Rs 3,726 Crore Allocated For Digital Census In Budget: Nirmala Sitharaman

Rs 3,726 Crore Allocated For Digital Census In Budget: Nirmala Sitharaman

From Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman quoting verses from Rabindranath Tagore and Thiruvalluvar's works to massive allocation of funds, the influence of the coming polls in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam was obvious on the Budget.

The Union Cabinet will meet at 10.15 am to clear the Budget.

"GDP growth, however, is expected to rebound strongly in 2021-22 owing to the reform measures undertaken by the government", the budget document said.

All the aforementioned Budget documents will be available on the app after the completion of the FM's speech in the Parliament this afternoon.

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Expectations are running high as Sitharaman presents her third budget in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

On the first day of the budget session of Parliament, Sitharaman on Friday tabled the pre-budget Economic Survey for 2020-21, which projected a "V"-shaped recovery for the economy in the next financial year".

This morning, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made her way to the Parliament, a 'Made in India" tablet wrapped in a velvety red cloth in tow - a contrast to the traditional "bahi khata' (ledger wrapped in a red cloth) that she'd been carrying in the past two years. The unions have, for months, been demanding the repeal of three farm laws that will make it easier for private traders to bypass "mandis' or market places run by Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) in order to buy agricultural produce as well as removed stock limits on certain commodities under the Essential Commodities Act".

Raising the investment cap in insurance companies was one of the key demands of various global investors after the government had amended the FDI policy to allow 100 per cent foreign investment in insurance intermediaries such as insurance agents, web aggregators of insurance policies and brokers in last year's budget.

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