Highlights of Union Budget 2013-14 (Part-III)

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 07:44 hrs

Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday presented the Union Budget for fiscal 2013-14 in Parliament today.

The highlights are as follows:

Defence gets Rs 2,20,000 crore, 86721 crore for capital expenditure

Rural housing to get Rs 6000 crore, urban housing Rs 2000 crore

Two new ports in West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh

Domestic workers, Anganwadi workers, etc to get group insurance

17 per cent hike in education, 22 per cent in agriculture, 46 per cent for rural development

Tax-free infrastructure bonds of Rs.50,000 crore to be issued

Gas handling terminal at Dabhol in Maharashtra to be fully operational during 2013-14

Two new ports to be set up in West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh to ad 100 million tonnes handling capacity

National Skill Development Corporation to train five crore people in current plan period

National Livestock Mission to be launched to attract investment and increase fodder production.

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