2013 Union budget of India
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|Submitted||28 February 2013|
|Submitted by||P.Chidambaram, Finance Minister|
|Website||http://www.indiabudget.nic.in Official Site|
Salient features of the budget
- Total expenditure of ₹1658000 crore (US$240 billion)
- Planned defence expenditure of ₹203000 crore (US$30 billion)
- Education expenditure of ₹5000 crore (US$740 million)
- ₹37330 crore (US$5.5 billion) was allocated for Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in the financial year 2014.
- ₹3511 crore (US$520 million) allocated to Minority Affairs Ministry.
- ₹4727 crore (US$700 million) allocated for medical education and research.
- Allocation of ₹1000 crore (US$150 million) for Nirbhaya Fund to empower women and increase their safety
- Setting up a National Institute for Sports to train coaches in Patiala Punjab at a cost of ₹2.5 billion (US$37 million)
- There would be surcharges on the super rich(10% above whose income exceeding ₹10 million (US$150,000) per year.It is also mentioned that this tax has been implied only for this financial year and may be withdrawn from next year onwards.
- No changes in personal income tax slabs.But a special redemption of Rs. 2,000 has been given for income group between Rs. 2 to 5 Lakhs.
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