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In Pictures: Major Takeaways From Budget 2020

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the first full-fledged Budget of Modi governments second term. Sitharaman broke her own record of delivering longest Budget speech ever. She had to pause mid-way and had to table the rest of the speech on the floor of the parliament. Last year, Sitharamans speech lasted for two hours, 17 minutes while this year, she continued with her speech for two hours and 41 minutes. Photo Credit: Twitter@nsitharaman

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 February 2020, 04:06:36 PM
Team Nirmala Sitharaman

Team Nirmala Sitharaman

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the first full-fledged Budget of Modi government’s second term. Sitharaman broke her own record of delivering longest Budget speech ever. She had to pause mid-way and had to table the rest of the speech on the floor of the parliament. Last year, Sitharaman's speech lasted for two hours, 17 minutes while this year, she continued with her speech for two hours and 41 minutes. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@nsitharaman)

Indian Railways

Indian Railways

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Sitharaman announced that the Indian Railways will set up a Kisan Rail through public-private partnership model. (Wikipedia)

AIIMS

AIIMS

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Presenting the Union Budget on Saturday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced Rs 69.000 crore for the health sector. Out of the total Rs 69.000 crore, PM Jan Arogya Yojana will get Rs 6,400 crore. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Farming Sector

Farming Sector

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced 16-point action plan to revive agricultural sector. (Photo Credit: PTI)

Defence sector

Defence sector

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The union government allocated Rs 3.37 lakh crore as the defence budget for 2020-21. (Photo Credit: PTI file)

 

PAN to be issued on basis of Aadhaar

PAN to be issued on basis of Aadhaar

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Government will launch a system of instant allotment of PAN on basis of Aadhaar. (IANS) 

MSME sector

MSME sector

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The government announced measures aimed at facilitating growth of the country's micro, small and medium enterprises including raising the turnover threshold for audit of their accounts to Rs 5 crore. (Photo Credit: PTI)

Income Tax

Income Tax

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Nirmala Sitharaman announced new income tax slabs/rates. The exemption structure has also been tweaked. (Photo Credit: IANS)