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Latest Articles in Budget 2018

Some Positive Prescriptions

In the run up to the Budget, the Modi government took several policy initiatives to strengthen the ailing sector

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Impact Of Budget 2018 On Salaried Class

While leaving the income tax slabs unchanged, the budget saw the introduction of a standard deduction for salaried employees in lieu of the reimbursement of medical expenses and conveyance allowance, and an increase in education cess by 1%

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Budget 2018: Wheeling In A Confident And Compassionate India

The spending on rural infrastructure has been set at a whopping Rs 14.34 lakh crore, which should translate into more jobs and help boost small and medium-sized enterprises

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Budget 2018-19. A Fine Balancing Act

The FM has certainly taken a long-term view by focusing on agriculture, healthcare, education, and infrastructure

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Budget Reaction 2018: Very Progressive, Says Vijay K. Thadani, Vice Chairman And Managing Director, NIIT

"It is a progressive budget yet a populist budget," Says Vijay K. Thadani, Vice Chairman And Managing Director, NIIT

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Budget 2018 Reactions: It Takes Care Of Every Section And Strata Of Society, Says Chandrajit Banerjee, DG, CII

"I think this is the right budget to address some of the most critical areas that we face in the country today," says Chandrajit Banerjee, DG, CII

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Union Budget 2018: Auto Component Sector To Benefit From Hike In Customs Duty

The hike in customs duty on select auto components in Union Budget 2018 is a strong positive for domestic auto component manufacturers and will promote made-in-India

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Budget Reaction 2018: There Is Something For Everybody, Says Sunil Vachani, CMD, Dixon Technologies

In an exclusive interview with BW Businessworld, Sunil Vachani, CMD, Dixon Technologies, shares his views on the Budget introduced on February 1st. Edited excerpts

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Budget Reaction 2018: Clear Direction from the government, says Ratul Puri, Chairman of Hindustan Powerprojects

In an exclusive interview with BW Businessworld, Ratul Puri, Chairman of Hindustan Powerprojects Pvt. Ltd, shares his views on the Budget introduced on February 1st. Edited excerpts

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'Modicare' To Cost Rs 12,000 Cr Annually, May Be Launched On Aug 15 Or Oct 2

The mega healthcare plan announced in the Budget to provide 10-crore poor families with insurance cover against hospitalisation will cost up to Rs 12,000 crore annually and is likely to be launched on August 15 or October 2, officials said today.

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Budget 2018 Reactions: I think It Is A Populist Budget, Vijay Mehta

"This deficit may be a little higher than 3.5 per cent because the Government needs money to fund the schemes it has announced," says Vijay Mehta, Chairman & CEO, Mefcom Capital Markets Ltd., Co-Founder & Trustee, Global SME Business & Technology Centre- India

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Union Budget 2018-19 Is Pro-Development And Committed To The Welfare Of The Rural Economy: Vinod Aggarwal

"From the CV industry perspective, we are extremely happy to see the government’s continued focus on infrastructure," says Vinod Aggarwal, MD & CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles

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Budget Reactions: The Government Has Failed To Create A Fund For Climate Change Mitigation: Sudhir Sinha, CEO, CSR Inc.

"I see this as a ‘Pro Bharat’ Budget. I appreciate the government for being bold and courageous for not going for a populist budget despite getting into election years," says Sudhir Sinha, CEO, CSR Inc.

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Budget Reaction: Bad For Investment Sector, 'Meh' For Cryptocurrency And Silent On Defence And Environment, Anmol Soin

"This is a budget that has left me with mixed emotions. There were solid theoretical measures and some that even seem beyond the realm of possible (from an implementation perspective)," says Anmol Soin, Managing Editor, Initiative for Policy Research & Analysis

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Budget Reaction: It’s A Very Focused, A Very Good Budget, Sandip Somany

"It’s not a budget which is everything for everyone. They have specifically focused on improving certain areas of the economy which were underperforming or weaker. And they targeted that area," says Sandip Somany, Senior VP, FICCI & MD, HSIL Limited

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