Budget 2011

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Pranab gives education a boost

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee unveiled major plans for the education sector.

Twenty-four percent increase in educational outlay; Rs.21,000 crore for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

Rs.54 crore each for

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Farm loans at 4 per cent; credit target raised to Rs 4,75,000 cr

In a bonanza to the farming community, the government today announced loans at interest rate of four per cent - three per cent less than market rate - for farmers who pay their dues in time and raised the credit target for farm sector by Rs 1 lakh crore.

Budget leaves IT unimpressed

Hyderabad: The information technology (IT) sector is disappointed at Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's union budget for 2011-12 for not extending tax incentives and hiking the Minimum Alternate Tax

Male tax payers to save Rs 2,060/yr

New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has given a saving of Rs 2,060 per annum to male income tax payers by raising the exemption limit from Rs 1.60 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh.

For women, Mukherjee

Poor to get subsidies in cash

New Delhi: People living below the poverty line will receive cash as subsidies and the process will start by March 2012, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in his general budget speech on Monday.

No special IT benefits for women: Pranab

New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today kept the income tax exemption limit unchanged for women at Rs 1.90 lakh while increasing it for men and senior citizens.

Mukherjee, in his 2011-12

So, where will Pranab get his cash from?

New Delhi: Here's a look at where Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee expects the money to come from to fund his Rs.12.58 lakh crore (Rs.12.58 trillion or $280 billion) federal budget:

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Budget: IT exemption limit raised to Rs 1.8 lakh


Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday proposed to enhance the income tax exemption limit to Rs 1.8 lakh for the next financial year, from Rs 1.6 lakh now.

Boost to housing sector finance

Various steps have been taken in this year’s union budget to give a boost to housing sector finance.

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