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Budget 2017 highlights: Ten themes broken down in tweets

Sahil Bhalla | Updated on: 1 February 2017, 18:58 IST

The protests by the Opposition for postponement of the presentation of the Union Budget following the death of sitting MP E Ahamed didn\'t work out. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his Budget speech at 11 AM on 1 February, as per schedule.

Jaitley, in his speech, went sector by sector, outlaying what the government has done and what it aims to bring to the table. Among them, there was a special two-paragraph section on demonetisation.

Here\'s the budget highlights in tweets:

01
Introduction, challenges and reforms

In his introduction to the budget, Jaitley talked about the war on black money, inflation being brought under control, how the administration has moved from "discretionary, favouritism based to system and transparency based" and that the " Indian economy has been robust to mild shocks and IMF forecasts". Jaitley also laid down the challenges that lie ahead and the transformational reforms brought out within the last year.

02
Demonetisation & Remonetisation

Jaitley talked about the 'bold' measure to " curb tax evasion and parallel economy" and the government's resolve to " eliminate corruption, black money, counterfeit currency and terror funding".

03
Roadmap & Priorities

TEC India seeks to:

The ten themes for the broad agenda are as follows:

04
Farmers

"Committed to double the income in 5 years"

05
Rural Population

"Providing employment & basic infrastructure"

06
Youth

"Energising them through education, skills and jobs"

07
Poor & the underprivileged

"Strengthening the systems of social security, health care and affordable housing"

08
Infrastructure

"For efficiency, productivity and quality of life" - includes Railways

09
Financial Sector

"Growth & stability by stronger institutions"

10
Digital Economy

"For speed, accountability and transparency"

11
Public service

"Effective governance and efficient service delivery through people's participation"

12
Prudent Fiscal Management

"To ensure optimal deployment of resources and preserve fiscal stability"

13
Tax Administration

"Honouring the honest"

First published: 1 February 2017, 18:58 IST
 
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Sahil is a correspondent at Catch. A gadget freak, he loves offering free tech support to family and friends. He studied at Sarah Lawrence College, New York and worked previously for Scroll. He selectively boycotts fast food chains, worries about Arsenal, and travels whenever and wherever he can. Sahil is an unapologetic foodie and a film aficionado.

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