Government Sets FY'25 Disinvestment Target at Rs 50,000 Crore; Expected to Receive Rs 30,000 Crore in the Current Fiscal Year
Siddhant Kumar -
With respect to disinvestment, the government has thus far collected Rs 12,504 crore in the current fiscal year through minority stake sales in 7 Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), including notable entities like Coal India, NHPC, RVNL, and IREDA. The government aims to generate a total of Rs 30,000 crore from disinvestment by March.
Government Unveils Housing Scheme to Assist Middle Class in Homeownership, Targets 2 Crore Additional Rural Houses: FM Sitharaman
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Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation of the PM Awas Yojana (Grameen) has continued, with the government nearing the target of three crore houses. To address the increasing demand due to the rise in the number of families, the government aims to take up the construction of an additional two crore houses in the next five years.
Government's Emphasis on Promoting Rooftop Solarisation and Ensuring Access to Free Electricity: Insights from Sitharaman
Anurima Das -
Sitharaman highlighted the potential savings for households, estimating that they could save between Rs 15,000 to Rs 18,000 through free solar power and selling excess power to distribution companies. This initiative aligns with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of the Pradhanmantri Surydaya Yojana, aiming to install rooftop solar on one crore houses.
Interim Budget 2024 Initiates with Finance Minister's Halwa Ceremony at North Block
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Similar to the past three full Union Budgets, the Interim Union Budget 2024 will be presented in a paperless format, scheduled for February 1, as announced by the Finance Ministry.
India Set to Become Third Largest Economy by FY28, Aiming for Developed Nation Status with USD 30 Trillion GDP by 2047: Finance Minister
Anurima Das -
During the Amritkal, marking 100 years of India's Independence in 2047, Sitharaman highlighted the focus on sunrise industries and the impact of the Modi government's FDI policy, which attracted USD 595 billion in the last 9 years.
India Records Highest Q2 Growth Globally: Statement by Finance Minister Sitharaman
Newsmen Business Desk -
Sitharaman emphasized India's position as the world's second most sought-after manufacturing destination and credited the Make in India program and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's schemes for the sector's significant 13.9% contribution to the economy. She underscored the growth across all sectors, pointing to the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in November, which stood at 56, indicative of sustained expansion.
Nirmala Sitharaman calls for inter-governmental cooperation to prevent smuggling
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"It is important for all governments to know how to deter smuggling and activities which are endangering our wild fauna and flora. Deterrence is what is going to help, and in which we are at an advantage as enforcement agencies because of the advantage of technology," she said while addressing the Global Conference on Cooperation in Enforcement Matters organised by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.
India's G20 presidency has walked the talk on concern of Global South on MBDs: Nirmala Sitharaman
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The G20 has committed to pursue reforms for better, bigger and more effective MDBs to address global challenges to maximise developmental impact, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman added, while addressing a press conference on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
Sitharaman lists key financial inclusion measures at Paris summit
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"Today, we're able to send most of the benefits directly to the bank accounts of citizens. After the introduction of Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI), the government was able to save Rs one lakh crore in just one of the provinces in India through direct benefit transfer," she told dignitaries, while addressing the summit for the New Global.
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