Budget 2021 LIVE updates||Budget 2021 today

Budget 2021 LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led govt is presenting its most closely watched Budget 2021 today. The Budget 2021 has been tasked to get India back on track as the world’s fastest-growing major economy by boosting spending on job-creation and rural development while fighting back the coronavirus.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Budget 2021 would be ‘unlike anything seen so far.’ FM Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget speech started at 11 am in New Delhi.

Budget 2021 LIVE updates||Budget 2021 today
Budget 2021 LIVE updates||Budget 2021 today

Budget 2021 LIVE updates: Key developments

  • Sensex zooms over 2,000 points after Budget announcements; Nifty tops 14,150.
  • “Hats off to the FM for sticking to her promise of a budget that will be remembered for 100 years . A budget with no changes in Direct taxes will certainly be remembered for years to come .

  • Defence Budget increased to 4,78,195 crore from 4,71,378 crore.
  • Government has proposed farm cess of 2.5/litre on petrol, 4 on diesel. Govt has reduced basic excise duty and special additional excise duty. No direct impact on consumers.
  • Budget 2021: WHO South-East Asia director praises India’s focus on health

    Focus on health in Budget is testimony to India’s commitment to fighting COVID. It also shows India’s commitment to building stronger health systems. Right from the beginning, India has been pro-actively handling pandemic. It has not only done this for its own country but it has also gone out of its way to support other countries of the Southeast Asian region with supplies and now vaccines so that those who are vulnerable, their needs are also addressed,” Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia, said.

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