Budget 2018 Live Updates FM Arun Jaitley announces world’s largest health protection scheme

Budget 2018 Live Updates: FM Arun Jaitley announces 'world's largest health protection scheme

Budget 2018: With this budget, Arun Jaitley has joined an elite group of finance ministers who have had the opportunity to present the Union Budget over five times.

Budget 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi government in the Centre on Thursday presented its last full Union Budget 2018-19 in the Parliament. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the same in the at 11 am. With this budget, Arun Jaitley has joined an elite group of finance ministers who have had the opportunity to present the Union Budget over five times. Yashwant Sinha, P. Chidambaram, and Pranab Mukherjee have all presented the budget five or more times in the Parliament.

Budget 2018 LIVE UPDATES:

Mass formalization of MSME sector is happening after demonetization and GST: FM

Rs 16,000 cr to be spent on providing electricity connection to 4 cr poor households, says FM Arun Jaitley

Govt plans to construct 2 crore more toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission: Finance Minister

Here is the LIVE LINK of Arun Jaitley’s speech

Providing 5 lakh rupees per family per year for medical reimbursement, under National Health Protection Scheme. This will be world’s largest health protection scheme: FM

Have decided to take healthcare protection to a new aspirational level. Launching a flagship National Health Protection Scheme to cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable families, benefiting approx. 50 crore: FM

Scheme for revitalizing school infrastructure, with an allocation of 1 lakh crore rupees over four years. Called RISE – Revitalizing Infrastructure in School Education: FM

Integrated B.Ed programme to be initiated for teachers, to improve quality of teachers: FM

Eklavya schools to be started for Scheduled Tribe population: FM

14.34 lakh crore rupees to be spent for rural infrastructure: FM

8 crore free gas connections to women under UJJWALA and 4 crore electricity connections to the poor under Saubhagya Yojana: FM

Govt proposes to increase the target of providing free LPG connections to 8 crore to poor women: FM Jaitley

Removal of crop residue to be subsidized in order to tackle the problem of pollution due to burning of crop residue: FM

From 10 lakh crore to 11 lakh crore – credit for agricultural activities: FM

Fishery and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund and Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Fund to be set up – total corpus 10,000 crore rupees: FM

Restructured National Bamboo Mission to be launched with an allocation of 1290 crore rupees to promote bamboo sector in a holistic manner: FM

Cluster-model approach to be adopted for agricultural production: FM

Agri-Market Development Fund with a corpus of 2000 crore to be set up for developing agricultural markets: FM Jaitley

From ease of doing business, our govt has moved to ease of living for the poor and middle class: FM

Budget 2018 will work with states to provide more resources to improve quality of education: FM Arun Jaitley

Indian economy is on course to achieve high growth of 8 %. Economy to grow at 7.2-7.5% in second half of 2018-19: FM Jaitley

Indian economy has performed very well since our Govt took over in may 2014, It is now the seventh largest in the world: FM Jaitley

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