Policy Updates

State Budget 2017-18, Uttarakhand

  • 8 June, 2017

The Finance Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Prakash Pant, presented the State Budget for the financial year 2017-18 on 8th June 2017. The total budgetary outlay for the year is estimated to be Rs. 39,957.8 crores. Budget Documents are also...

Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program

  • 17 May, 2017

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has given an ex-post facto approval to Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program which now has been extended to all districts of the country w.e.f. 01.01.2017. ...

RBI's report on 'State Finances: A Study of Budgets of 2016-17'

  • 12 May, 2017

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the report on ‘State Finances: A Study of Budgets of 2016-17’, an annual publication which analyses the fiscal position of state governments on the basis of primary state level data. The theme of this...

India calls for Global Co-operation to tackle in Illicit Financial Flows ahead of ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development (FfD)

  • 11 May, 2017

Ecuador, as the Chair of G77, organised the 2nd Informal Workshop on International Taxation on 11th May ahead of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Forum on Financing for Development (FfD) follow up in New York. India recognised that global...

Swachh Survekshan Report - 2017

  • 4 May, 2017

In order to foster a healthy competition between cities for improving cleanliness standards, the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) started the “Swachh Survekshan” survey, ranking of cities on cleanliness and other aspects of urban sanitation,...

Niti Aayog's Three Year Action Agenda: 2017-18 to 2019-20

  • 23 April, 2017

NITI Aayog has released its Three Year Action Agenda from 2017-18 to 2019-20, on 23 April, 2017. According to Niti Aayog, the proposed agenda offers “ambitious proposals for policy changes within a relatively short period” and will allow them...

Guidelines on Gender issues in sanitation, issued by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation

  • 03 April, 2017

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation issued Guidelines on Gender issues in sanitation on 3rd April 2017. In addition to focusing on girls, women, boys and men; one of the interesting features of the guidelines is the recognition of the...

Energy Statistics Report 2017

  • 31 March, 2017

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation released Energy Statistics Report 2017 on 30 March 2017, as a continued effort to provide a comprehensive picture of Energy Sector in India. Energy Statistics is an integrated and updated database...

State Budget 2017-18, Nagaland

  • 28 March, 2017

The Chief Minister of Nagaland, Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu presented the State Budget for 2017-18 on 28th March, 2017. The total budget outlay for the financial year 2017-18 is Rs. 16,365.17 crore. Budget Documents are also available at...

State Budget 2017-18, Maharashtra

  • 18 March, 2017

The Finance Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Sudhir Mungantiwar, presented the Budget for Maharashtra for Financial Year 2017-18 on March 18, 2017. Total expenditure for 2017-18 is estimated to be Rs. 2,83,753 crore. Budget Documents are also...

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