Tag: Nirmala Sitharaman

India announces Rs 6 lakh crore asset monetisation pipeline

NEW DELHI: India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a Rs 6 lakh crore National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) that will look to unlock value in infrastructure assets across sectors ranging from power to road and railways. She also said the asset monetisation does not involve selling of land and it is about monetising brownfield […]

India invites Australian investors to tap opportunities in infrastructure sector

NEW DELHI: Insdia’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday invited Australian investors to tap opportunities in India’s infrastructure sector which needs funding to the tune of Rs 111 lakh crore over five years. Australia is an important partner of India as a strong liberal democracy with shared diaspora and bilateral trade and investment. The bilateral […]

Economic revival:India raises ECLGS scheme limit to Rs 4.5 trillion

NEW DELHI: To help revival of the economy battered by COVID-19,India’s  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a slew of measures, including Rs 1.1 lakh crore (Rs 1.1 trillion) credit guarantee scheme for improving health infrastructure, and enhancing the limit under the ECLGS by 50 per cent to Rs 4.5 lakh crore for the […]

Nirmala Sitharaman hands over possession to homebuyers through virtual meet

NEW DELHI: India’s Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today handed over possession to homebuyers virtually as the Government of India’s Special Window for Affordable & Mid-Income Housing (SWAMIH) completed its first residential project. The residential project – Rivali Park, located in suburban Mumbai, was the first housing project in India to have received […]

Budget 2021-22 reactions from Real estate and infrastructure sectors

NEW DELHI: The Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2021-22 in Parliament today, which is the first budget of this new decade and also a digital one in the backdrop of unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Laying a vision for AatmaNirbhar Bharat, she said this is an expression of 130 […]

Nirmala Sitharaman reviews implementation of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Package with Secretaries

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a special comprehensive economic package to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in India. He gave a clarion call for AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyanor a Self-Reliant India Movement. The Prime Minister also outlined five pillars of AatmaNirbhar Bharat – Economy, Infrastructure, System, Vibrant Demography and Demand. Following the call of […]

India to infuse Rs 6,000 crore equity in NIIF Debt Platform

NEW DELHI: The government of India will infuse equity of Rs 6,000 crore into the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Debt Platform, subject to certain conditions, the Union Cabinet decided on Wednesday. The platform comprises of Aseem Infrastructure Finance Ltd (AIFL) and NIIF Infrastructure Finance Ltd (NIIF-IFL). On November 12, Union Finance Minister Nirmala […]

Probe all officials, including of RBI, on Lakshmi Vilas Bank watch: AIBEA

By Venkatachari Jagannathan CHENNAI: India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman should intervene in the Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) issue and announce that it would be amalgamated with a public sector bank, the All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) said on Tuesday. The AIBEA also said that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cannot simply wash its […]

West Bengal Finance Minister writes to Nirmala Sitharaman seeks GST Council meeting

NEW DELHI: West Bengal Finance minister Amit Mitra has written to Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman urging her to convene a meeting of the GST Council for discussions on Centre’s borrowings to meet the collection shortfall. In the letter written on November 13, Mitra said that many states had argued at the GST Council meetings […]

India announces Rs 65,000-crore fertiliser subsidy for farmers

NEW DELHI: India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced a Rs 65,000-crore fertilizer subsidy for farmers as part of her stimulus package to boost the economy. She said Rs 65,000 crore is being provided to ensure adequate availability of fertilisers to farmers and to enable timely accessibility of fertilisers in the upcoming crop season. […]

India okays PLI scheme for 10 sectors, including auto, telecom

NEW DELHI: To give an impetus to the manufacturing sector, the Indian Cabinet on Wednesday approved a mega production linked incentive (PLI) scheme for 10 sectors. The total outlay has been pegged at Rs 1,45,980 crore. Announcing the decision, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the scheme would entail an expenditure of about Rs […]

Former Economic Affairs Secretary says Nirmala Sitharaman insisted on my transfer from Ministry of Finance

NEW DELHI:Former Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has claimed that Nirmala Sitharaman asked for and insisted on his transfer from the Ministry of Finance in June 2019 itself, within a month of taking over as the Union Finance Minister. Giving reasons for taking voluntary retirement from government service last year, Garg wrote in a […]

All companies important for India, need solutions: Nirmala Sitharaman

NEW DELHI: India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that any company, whether it is big, medium small, micro or nano, is important for the country. Saying that “my friends are the companies”, she said under the Companies Act, even MSMEs are registered and anybody who is registered under this act and if, unfortunately, […]

India’s commitment to reform being taken seriously by foreign investors: Nirmala Sitharaman

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said India’s commitment to reform is being taken seriously by foreign investors, which is evident from the good inflow of FDI even during the time of COVID-19. Between April-July, the Foreign Direct investment (FDI) into India stood at USD 20 billion. India’s commitment to reform is taken […]

Will take up GST cut demand with Nirmala Sitharaman, Narendra Modi: Prakash Javadekar

NEW DELHI:Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Prakash Javadekar on Friday assured the automobile industry that he will take up the industry’s demand for a cut in goods and services tax (GST) for the sector with the Finance Minister and the Prime Minister. Speaking at the virtual Annual Convention of the Society of […]

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