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03 Feb, 2021

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has cut federal allocations to tackle urban air pollution by half, even as India’s cities remain among the most polluted globally

02 Feb, 2021

The monopoly of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) with regard to running local buses in the City might come to an end. The Union Budget has announced a new scheme to enable private sector players to finance, acquire, operate and maintain over 20,000 buses across the country.

02 Feb, 2021

On February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented India’s first-ever paperless Budget. A lot of reforms were announced on migrant labour, renewable energy, and women and child welfare. Experts from the social sector weigh in.

02 Feb, 2021

कोरोना महामारी के प्रकोप के बाद, कल भारत सरकार का पहला बजट घोषित हुआ। ज़ाहिर है, बजट से ख़ासी उम्मीदें थीं और कुछ बड़े फैसलों का इंतजार भी था। पर्यावरण संरक्षण और जलवायु परिवर्तन से लड़ाई की नज़र से देखें, तो इंतज़ार था एक ऐसे बजट का जिसमें इन विषयों को प्राथमिकता दी जाये और अब तक उपेक्षित जन स्वास्थ्य के क्षेत्र को वरीयता मिले।

02 Feb, 2021

Bicycling enthusiasts in Bengaluru now have a new route they can take their ride on – Race Course Road. On January 30, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa inaugurated a new bicycle track on the Race Course Road.

02 Feb, 2021

Budget 2021 has proposed the launch of Hydrogen Energy Mission in this fiscal year.

02 Feb, 2021

Even as forest, wildlife and climate change demand greater focus following the pandemic, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman did not even make a mention of it in her budget speech.

01 Feb, 2021

In this compilation, we present thought-provoking quotes from the week of January 25-31 that frame India’s battle with the coronavirus pandemic.
 

01 Feb, 2021

In the last Budget 2020, a sum of Rs 4,400 crore was allocated towards controlling air pollution, but this largely remained unutilised. In the Budget 2021-22, the allocation has been reduced to Rs 2,217 crore, a drop of 50 per cent.