Union Budget 2013-14 Business Today coverage latest news
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

"The budget is visionless, missionless and actionless from the angle of the common people. It is not going to stimulate growth and development of the poor," Banerjee said in a Facebook post.

Budget 2013/14 assumes the economy will perform better than in the previous year and tax administration will be much more efficient.

The finance minister will participate in a 'Google+ Hangout', answering questions about the Budget and the state of the economy to the masses at 8 pm tonight.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram has allocated Rs 3,120 crore ($581.927 million) in the Union Budget for the Delhi Metro.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram has announced the setting up of a special Nirbhaya fund for women's safety with a corpus of Rs 1,000 crore (Rs 10 billion).
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in his Budget speech said the public-private-partnership (PPP) model should be followed to raise coal production.
In a bid to empower women, Finance Minister P.Chidambaram announced on Thursday that India's first all-women public sector bank will open soon.
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