Budget 2019


Opinion | Budget for low income, middle class taxpayers

  • Reasonably good budget particularly for those with lower levels of income
  • The increase in the limit for TDS on bank interest will reduce the woes of senior citizens, persons with incomes below the taxable limit

A file photo of former finance minister P. Chidambaram. (Hindustan Times)
HPCL has an outlay of  ₹9,500 crore in 2019-20, compared with  ₹8,425 crore in 2018-19.HT
HPCL has an outlay of 9,500 crore in 2019-20, compared with 8,425 crore in 2018-19.HT

Proposed capex for oil PSUs at 4-year low

  • The spending is less than this fiscal year’s outlay of 94,438 crore, while it was 1.32 trillion in the previous year
  • The interim budget proposed a capital outlay of 93,639 crore for oil and gas companies for FY19-20 


Will tax benefits announced in interim budget impact households significantly?

  • From tax sops to a mega pension scheme, the Budget has a lot for the middle-income group
  • The sops given to real estate will benefit households

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Economist and former member of the erstwhile Planning Commission Abhijit Sen (Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
This time the surgical strike was on the political opponents, who were left speechless and shocked by the welfare steps announced by BJP.
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented his first budget
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Finance minister Piyush Goyal (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Finance minister Piyush Goyal’s interim budget 2019-20 delivered it for the farmers as well as the Instragrammers (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
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Opinion | Crisis of confidence bigger threat than farm distress

Farm income transfer scheme is unlikely to be executed in full in the absence of land records

The Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance and Corporate Affairs Piyush Goyal arrives at Parliament House to present the Interim Budget 2019-20 in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Finance minister Piyush Goyal.  (Photo: Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times.)