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Budget 2013: 10 Per cent Surcharge on the Super Rich is Justified and Needed

Down To Earth

  • 1 March, 2013

Growing needs for financing development interventions and strict borrowing limits set by the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act forced the Union Government in India to look out for ways for ...

कैसा हो नए भारत का आम बजट?

Dainik Jagran

  • 24 February, 2013

Kaisa Ho Naye Bharat Ka Aam Budget-Dainik Jagran

Renewable Energy: Areas of Concern for Union Budget 2013-14

Down To Earth

  • 21 February, 2013

As the country continues to strive to achieve energy security, there is ample evidence of unmet demand for access to electricity and cleaner energy in rural areas. The latest Census (2011) figures, which indica...

Budget 2013-14: Provisioning for Universal Healthcare or Moving away from Agenda?

Down To Earth

  • 20 February, 2013

The government of India is yet to recognise and institutionalise the right to health as a universal right of every citizen. India’s public spending on health, at about one per cent of the country’s GDP, has...

Plan Spending on Social Sectors and a Paradox in Budgetary Policies

Down To Earth

  • 19 February, 2013

In the context of Union Budget for 2013-14, to be presented on February 28, some of the reports in the print media have indicated that the finance ministry could reduce the budget outlay for some of the social ...

Taxation and Inequality: Expectations from Union Budget 2013-14

Down To Earth

  • 18 February, 2013

“Why should I pay so much tax to the state since most of it goes into private pockets?” becomes a common refrain for the affluent middle class. Tax cuts, therefore, become the order of the day along with ex...

Planning and Budgetary Strategies for Disadvantaged Sections

Employment News

  • 16 February, 2013

The need for focusing on the concerns of the most disadvantaged sections of population has remained at the core of development planning in India since early 1950s. Planning and budgetary strategies for disadvan...

Taxation - Concepts and Trends

Employment News

  • 9 February, 2013

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Union Budget: Understanding the Concepts

Employment News

  • 2 February, 2013

Budget of a government refers to a comprehensive statement of its expenditures and receipts for a particular financial year. It is an expression of the intentions of the government as regards its expenditures o...

Revitalising Agriculture in Eastern India: Investment and Policy Priorities

IDS Bulletin, Volume 43

  • 1 July, 2012

This article examines the priority accorded to agriculture and allied sectors in India’s public expenditure over the last two decades, with specific attention to budgetary spending by the eastern region state...