BUD­GET 2014-15

Down to Earth - - ON THE WEB -

Bang ends in a whim­per

Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi made tall prom­ises dur­ing elec­tions, but the bud­get pre­sented by Fi­nance Min­is­ter Arun Jait­ley had no new vi­sion. On the con­trary, it has re­vived con­tro­ver­sial pro­jects of ear­lier NDA gov­ern­ment like river in­ter­link­ing and SEZs. DTE an­a­lysed the bud­get's im­pli­ca­tions for the en­vi­ron­ment and devel­op­ment

Money set aside to build in­sti­tu­tions, not public health

Preventive and pri­mary health­care given a miss

Tax hiked on to­bacco prod­ucts for hu­man and fis­cal health

Economic bur­den of to­bacco-re­lated dis­eases is higher than health­care ex­pen­di­ture of Cen­tre and states

Too many cen­turies may not win the match

FM al­lo­cated ` 100 crore to 28 pro­grammes, but far less sum to schemes for the masses

Over ` 2,000 crore to clean and con­serve Ganga

` 100 crore set aside for de­tailed project re­ports on con­tro­ver­sial river-link­ing plan

Booster for ail­ing do­mes­tic so­lar in­dus­try

But so­lar man­u­fac­tur­ers say cus­toms, ex­cise duty ex­emp­tions not enough to com­pete with China

BJP's maiden bud­get dis­ap­point­ing for farm­ers

Jait­ley con­tin­ues with UPA schemes on agri­cul­ture, al­lo­cates more funds

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