The author is Group Assistant Editor with BW Businessworld. Her forte remains on Governance and Banking research and reporting. A quick-learner and a great conversationist, Poulami also loves gardening and cooking in her leisure time.
The budgets key focus remains on the announcements that asserts no changes in personal income tax rates, hikes excise duty on fuel, increased tax rate for super rich and provide additional tax relief for home loan holders.
Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in conversation with BW Businessworld’s Poulami Chakraborty talks about the progress of various initiatives of the ministry including the Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT, Swachh Bharat, Housing for All and other key schemes.