‘Agriculture cess will fund farm infrastructure’

Elaborating on the Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess (AIDC), a new cess announced in the union budget 2020-21, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that with AIDC, the central government will have some money for funding agricultural infrastructure activities. Continue Reading

‘Census to go digital with Rs 3,768 crore allocation’

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the government would infuse Rs 20,000 crore into public sector banks (PSBs) in 2021-22, to meet the regulatory norms. Continue Reading

Nirmala Sitharaman cuts short Budget speech after feeling unwell

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today cut short her Budget speech as she felt unwell after speaking for a record 160 minutes in Lok Sabha. Continue Reading

Simplified return for GST from April 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman

A simplified return format for GST is being introduced from April 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today. Continue Reading