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Budget 2021: Focus On Farmers, Health, and Relief For Seniors Above 75

Budget 2021: India Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the ninth budget of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in the Lok Sabha.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

/ by News Trends
India Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, declaring Budget 2021 aimed at reviving an economy badly hit from the coronavirus pandemic, said the country's healthcare spending could be doubled to  2,23,846 crore, and an additional than 35,000 crores would be spent on Covid vaccines. Capital expenditure will be increased to 5.54 lakh crore, which is approximately 34 percent higher than the previous year. 

 The authorities also declared infrastructure projects in countries like Bengal and Assam, in which surveys are expected by May.  While there were no significant tax statements, the Finance Minister announced a reprieve for pensioners that are 75-plus, will no longer be required to file tax returns.  Ms. Sitharaman explained the Budget was ready in a situation such as never before and that the government was fully ready to back and ease a reset of this market.

Here is your 10-point cheatsheet into Budget 2021:

1.  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday suggested more than doubling the healthcare spending to 2.2 lakh crore.  From this, an amount of 35,000 crore was allocated for growing Covid-19 vaccines.

2.  The government has increased funding expenditure by roughly 34 percent to 5.54 lakh crore in an attempt to nurse the nation's economy back to health.  Budget 2021 given every chance for the economy to catch pace and grow sustainably, Ms. Sitharaman said.

3.  Ms. Sitharaman enlarged the National Infrastructure Pipeline to pay for 7,400 jobs by 2025.  She also announced the introduction of a development fund institution known as the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development, with a funding base of 20,000 crore plus a lending goal of  5 lakh crore over a 3-years time horizon.

4. In an incentive to the farming community, the authorities announced a rise in agriculture charge goal to 16.5 lakh crore in FY 2021-22.  The Finance Minister gave an assurance that the procurement of yield by the government below the minimum support price (MSP) will continue at a steady rate.

5. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the insurance sector has been increased from 49 percent to 74 percent.

6.  In a huge relief to citizens, the Finance Minister declared that the compliance burden is going to be reduced for citizens aged 75 decades and over.  Elderly citizens with only one pension and curiosity rates are exempted from submitting income tax returns.

 7. Ms. Sitharaman reported the government will likely unveil 20,000 crore into public sector banks (PSBs) in 2021-22 in order to fit the regulatory standards.  For the current financial year, the government had made a supply of 20,000 crores towards recapitalization.

8.  In order to incentivize purchasing an inexpensive home, the finance ministry suggested extending the period for claiming an additional deduction to the interest of 1.5 lakh paid for home loans by one year on March 31, 2022

9.  Nirmala Sitharaman declared special infrastructure jobs to get poll-bound countries of Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.  A whopping 1.03 lakh crore was set aside for Tamil Nadu; Kerala continues to be allowed 65,000 crore and Assam has obtained 34,000 crore.

10.  According to Ms. Sitharaman, Budget 2021 tips rest on six columns.  All these are Health and Well-Being, Physical and Financial funding and infrastructure, Inclusive Development for Aspirational India, Reinvigorating Human Capital, Innovation and R&D, along with Minimum Government, along with Maximum Governance.

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