FM Nirmala Sitharaman to present the Budget today Credit: PIB

Tax Holiday for start-ups extended for one year: FM

Only where there is serious evasion, evidence of concealment of income of Rs 50 lakh or more in a year, can the assessment be reopened upto 10 years: FM

Above 75 years old exempted from filing IT-returns: FM

Reduced time limit for reopening of assessment from 6 years to 3 years: FM

Hope to get to back to fiscal consolidation path by FY26. Fiscal deficit will reach below 4.5% by FY26: FM

Fiscal deficit in RE 20-21 pegged at 9.5% of GDP. Need more 80,000 cr, will approach market: FM

Rs 1000 crore for welfare of tea workers in Assam and West Bengal for the welfare of women and children: FM

Forth coming census could be the first digital census in the history of India: FM

FM announces Central University in Leh

FM announces 700 more Eklavya schools for the tribal belts

The MSP regime has undergone a change to assure price that is at least 1.5 times the cost of production across all commodities: FM

Social welfare security to be provided to gig and platform workers: FM

Sensex up by 885.05 points; Nifty up by 239.65 points

FM announces IPO of LIC in FY21-22

Boost for startups: FM allows one person companies

Will add 100 more districts to the City Gas distribution network: FM

A framework to be put in place to give consumers alternatives to choose from distribution companies: FM

FM outlays  ₹ 25,000 Cr for road projects in West Bengal connecting Kolkata and Siliguri

New economic corridors planned to boost Road Infrastructure: FM

FM announces voluntary vehicle scrapping policy

Vehicles to undergo fitness tests after 20 yrs for PVs, 15 years for CVs

Mega textile investment parks to be launched: FM

FM Sitharaman lays out a Rs 64,180 crore spending plan for healthcare

Budget 2021 proposals based on six pillars: FM

-Health and wellbeing

-Physical and Financial capital; Infrastructure

-Inclusive development

-Development of human capital

-Minimum government, maximum governance

This budget will be the first of the new decade. It will also be a digital budget: FM

FM Nirmala Sitharaman begins Budget speech in Parliament

Amid the global pandemic, India to have its first paperless Budget today

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