Highlights: Union Budget 2022-23 by Nirmala Sitharaman

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Highlights: Union Budget 2022-23 by Nirmala Sitharaman
Highlights: Union Budget 2022-23 by Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi : Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2022-23 in the parliament on Tuesday.

Highlights of the Budget Speech:

# Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow, 2nd February

# In view of the pandemic, I propose to extend the period of incorporation of eligible start-ups by one more year up to 31-3-2023 for providing tax incentives:  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

# I propose 1% TDS on payment made in relation to transfer of virtual digital assets...Gift of virtual digital assets is also proposed to be taxed in the hands of the recipients: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# Customs duty on cut & polished diamonds, gems to be reduced to 5%:  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

# The gross GST collections for the month of January 2022 are Rs 1,40,986 crores which is the highest since the inception of GST: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

# Both Centre and States govt employees' tax deduction limit to be increased from 10% to 14% to help the social security benefits of state govt employees and bring them at par with the Central govt employees: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# Corporate surcharge to be reduced from 12% to 7%:FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# I propose to provide that any income from transfer of any virtual digital asset shall be taxed at the rate of 30%. No deduction in respect of any expenditure or allowance shall be allowed while computing such income, except cost of acquisition: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# Rs 48,000 crores allocated for completion of construction of 80 lakh houses under PM Awas Yojana in rural and urban areas in the year 2022-23: FM Sitharaman

# Both Centre and States govt employees' tax deduction limit to be increased from 10% to 14% to help the social security benefits of state govt employees and bring them at par with the Central govt employees: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# To provide an opportunity to correct an error, taxpayers can now file an updated return within 2 years from the relevant assessment year: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# For 2022-23, allocation is Rs 1 lakh cr to assist the states in catalyzing overall investments in the economy. These 50-yr interest-free loans are over and above normal borrowings allowed to states. It'll be used for PM Gati Shakti-related&other productive capital investments of states: FM

# Digital rupee to be issued using blockchain and other technologies; to be issued by RBI starting 2022-23. This will give a big boost to the economy: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# To facilitate domestic manufacturing for ambitious goal of 280 GW of installed solar capacity by 2030, addl allocation of Rs 19,500 cr for PLI for manufacturing of high-efficiency modules with priority to fully integrate manufacturing units to solar PV modules will be made: FM

# Effective Capital Expenditure of the Central Govt is estimated at Rs 10.68 lakh crores in 2022-23, about 4.1% of GDP: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# Implementation of Ken Betwa Linking project at est. cost of Rs. 44,605 Cr. to be taken up with irrigation benefits to 9.0 lakh hectare farmland, drinking water to 62 lakh people, 103 MW hydropower. 27 MW solar power generation Rs 1400 crores allocated in 2022-23: FM

# 68% of the capital procurement budget for Defence to be earmarked for domestic industry to promote Aatmanirbharta and reduce dependence on imports of defence equipment. This is up from the 58% last fiscal: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# To reduce the delay in payment, an online bill system to be launched which will be used by all Central ministries: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# SEZ (Special Economic Zones) Act will be replaced with new legislation...for the development of enterprise and hubs... It will cover the existing industrial enclaves and enhance the competitiveness of exports: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) sector offers immense potential to employ youth. An AVGC promotion task force with all stakeholders will be set up to recommend ways to realise this and build domestic capacity for serving our markets and the global demand: FM

# Fund to be facilitated through NABARD to finance startups for agriculture and rural enterprise, relevant for farm produce value chain. Startups will support FPOs and provide tech to farmers: FM Nirmala Sitharaman 

# Use of Kisan Drones to be promoted for crop assessment, digitization of land records, spraying of insecticides and nutrients: FM Nirmala Sitharaman 

# To promote a shift to the use of public transport in urban areas...special mobility zones with zero fossil fuel policy to be introduced...Considering space constraints in urban areas, a 'Battery Swapping Policy' will be brought in: FM FM Nirmala Sitharaman 

# 2,000 km of rail network to be brought under the indigenous world-class technology KAWACH, for safety and capacity augmentation: FM Nirmala Sitharaman 

# 400 new generation Vande Bharat trains with better Energy Efficiency and passenger riding experience to be manufactured in next three years: FM Nirmala Sitharaman 

# Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) will be extended up to March 2023, the guaranteed cover will be expanded by Rs 50,000 crores to total cover of Rs 5 lakh crores: FM Nirmala Sitharaman 

# Issuance of E-passports will be ruled out in 2022-23 to enhance convenience for  citizens: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

# The pandemic has accentuated mental health problems in people of all ages. To better the access to quality mental health counseling and care services, a National Tele Mental Health program will be launched: FM Nirmala Sitharaman 

# PM development initiatives for North East will be implemented for the North Eastern Council... This will enable livelihood activities for youth and women... This scheme is not a substitute for the existing Centre or State schemes: FM Nirmala Sitharaman 

# An open platform for the National Digital Health Ecosystem will be rolled out. It will consist of digital registries of health providers and health facilities, unique health identity and universal access to health facilities:  FM Nirmala Sitharaman 

# Our govt has comprehensively revamped schemes of the Ministry of Women and Child Development such as Mission Shakti, Mission Vatsalya, Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0 to provide benefits: FM Nirmala Sitharaman 

# States will be encouraged to revise syllabi of agricultural universities to meet needs of natural, zero-budget & organic farming, modern-day agriculture: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# A fund with blended capital raised under co-investment model facilitated through NABARD to finance startups in agriculture & rural enterprises for farm produce value chain: FM Sitharaman 

# PM Gati Shakti Master Plan for Expressways to be formulated in 2022-23, to facilitate faster movement of people and goods. NH network to be expanded by 25,000 km in 2022-23. Rs. 20,000 crores to be mobilized to complement public resources: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# 'One class, one TV channel' program of PM eVIDYA will be expanded from 12 to 200 TV channels. This will enable all states to provide supplementary education in regional languages for classes 1 to 12: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# MSMEs such as Udyam,e-shram, NCS & Aseem portals will be interlinked,their scope will be widened... They will now perform as portals with live organic databases providing G-C, B-C & B-B services such as credit facilitation,enhancing entrepreneurial opportunities: FM 

# Chemical-free natural farming will be promoted throughout the country with a focus on farmers' land in 5 km wide corridors along the river Ganga, in the first stage: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# Procurement of wheat in Rabi season 2021-22 and the estimated procurement of paddy in Kharif season 2021-22 will give cover 1208 lakh metric tonnes of wheat & paddy from 163 lakh farmers& Rs 2.37 lakh crores will be the direct payment of MSP value to their accounts: FM Sitharaman

# Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for achieving Aatmanirbhar Bharat has received an excellent response, with potential to create 60 lakh new jobs and additional production of 30 lakh crore during next Keycap digit five years: FM Nirmala Sitharaman 

# Moving forward on this parallel track, we lay the following four priorities - PM Gati Shakti, inclusive development, productivity enhancement and investment, sunrise opportunities, energy transition and climate action & financing of investments: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# 400 new generation Vande Bharat trains with better efficiency to be brought in during the next 3 years; 100 PM Gati Shakti Cargo terminals to be developed during next 3 years and implementation of innovative ways for building metro systems...: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# This Union Budget seeks to lay foundation & give blueprint of economy over ‘Amrit Kal’ of next 25 years - from India at 75 to India at 100: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

# There was a sharp increase in public investment & capital expenditure in Budget 2021-22...This Budget (2022-23) will benefit, youth, women, farmers, SC, ST... ; shall be guided by PM Gati Shakti master plan: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

# We are in the midst of the Omicron wave, the speed of our vaccination campaign has helped greatly. I am confident that ‘Sabka Prayaas’, we'll continue with strong growth: FM Sitharaman

# India's growth is estimated to be at 9.27%: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament