#Budget2017: What’s In It For You?

Published on 1 Feb 2017 . 4 min read

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We are excited and glued to our television sets. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the budget for the financial year 2017-18. Post demonetisation, we have kept our fingers crossed for ‘ache din’ and this budget is our ray of hope. FM Jaitley said in his budget speech that the government has made an effort to honour the honest taxpayers. 

There have been some sweeping promises made in the budget like:- 

Government targets to bring 1 crore households out of poverty by 2019.

Govt. also proposes to complete 1 crore houses for the homeless.

And the country’s is well on its way to achieve 100% rural electrification by March 2018. Many more such goals which have been pegged to be achieved within a span of the next two years. 

Check out the Highlights Of The Budget 2017-18

Economic experts will take over the primetime news channels to assess the impact of this year’s budget. We are more interested what lies in it for us. Is the budget women-friendly? Do we figure in the scheme of budget plan? 

We have compiled a list of tweets by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, to give you a clear picture of what lies ahead for women.


The budget broadly focussed on the following categories:-

Farming sector,
Rural population,
Youth, poor,
Health care for the underprivileged,
Financial sector for stronger institutions,
Speedy accountability,
Public services,
Prudent fiscal management, and
Tax administration for the honest


If you wish you can also go through the full text of Arun Jaitley's budget speech 2017.


Lola Jutta
An unapologetic writer, budding travel enthusiast and a default optimist! Life is what you make out of it.

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