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Chaitanya Kalbag finds UPA II's last Budget to be a curate's egg - good only in parts and not too hard-boiled.

 
 
Loans up to Rs 25 lakh for the first home will be eligible for an additional tax deduction of Rs 1 lakh for interest payments.
P. Chidambaram ranks as India's best finance minister since 1991, but does not enjoy as much trust when it comes to managing a crisis.
Fortis Healthcare Executive Chairman Malvinder Singh says health care spending by the government must be progressively scaled up to 2.5 per cent of GDP by 2017.
The National Food Security Bill has the backing of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, and the government aims to table the Bill in the Budget session of Parliament.
 
 
This will be also be P Chidambaram's eighth Budget -  two short of the record 10 set by former prime minister Morarji Desai.
The sector has been going through a difficult phase with several builders facing liquidity crisis. Some have even defaulted on debt.
Only four times since Manmohan Singh presented his landmark Budget as finance minister in June 1991 has the economy grown slower than 5 per cent a year.
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