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ET NOW’s interview with Finance Minister P. Chidambaram

India Infoline News Service/18:03,Feb 18, 2014

Time has come to hand over the baton to a younger generation, says Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

India may witness below normal monsoon: IMD

India Infoline News Service/19:43,Apr 24, 2014

According to the IMD, there is a 60% possibility of El Nino during monsoon.

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Budget Highlights

Within days of my return to the Ministry of Finance, I had declared that our objectives were fisc..

The state of world economy has been the most decisive factor affecting the fortunes of every deve..

Finance Minister P Chidambaram said Budget 2013 will allocate Rs 65,867 crore to the HRD ministry..

Bansal presented the rail budget for 2013-14 in the Lok Sabha, informing the House that losses of..

Budget Expectations

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Priority lending to Renewable Energy projects and tax reduction on solar power equipment should b..

India with a large population can play a significant role in Clinical trials and drug development.

With the intention to gauge the expectations of home buyers from Union Budget 2014-15, Makaan.com..

However, we are hopeful that the budget will be a practical budget and not a populist budget, given the FM’s track record and his recent reassurances to various segments of the market that the budget would be a pro-growth and responsible.

Since a majority of businesses are Micro and unorganized they face a challenge in getting financial support from banks even though they fall under priority lending sector.

Measures like permitting pension funds, provident funds, charitable & religious trusts to invest a small part of their corpus in Category 1 AIF and offering special incentives such as tax deduction to investors in start-ups or Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) will indeed help

Janta's Expectations

There are hints of a passenger fare hike but freight fare is likely not to be touched.
Posted By: Riyaz  Mumbai|Feb 26, 2013 11:03

Posted By: Riyaz  Mumbai|Feb 26, 2013 10:44

Budget should have something for our area also.
Posted By: deepa  Dehradun|Feb 20, 2013 18:24

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Janta's Reaction

Posted By: SHAISHA..  AHMEDABAD|Mar 20, 2012 16:28

Change in Tax slab gives benefit for the ppl who are earning more than 8 lakh.
Posted By: Kamal  Chennai|Mar 17, 2012 11:58

govt. only know that how to hikes the prices in all sectors ,Ek aam aadmi nahi survive kar sakta,,,,,, janta jaagoooooo
Posted By: Anjali ..  Udaipur (raj.)|Mar 16, 2012 15:50

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Budget Glossary

AD-VALOREM DUTIES : These are the duties determined as a certain percentage of price of the product.

ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT : "It is a statement of receipts and expenditure of states for the financial year, presented to Parliament by the government. It is divided into three parts: Consolidated Fund, Contingency Fund and Public Account.

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P Chidambaram
(1996-1997, May 2004-Nov 2009, July 2012-Continuing)

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