Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented a Union Budget of many firsts today. Apart from integrating the Rail Budget into itself, the presentation was advanced to February 1 to enable better operationalisation. Also, plan and non-plan classifications were eliminated for a holistic view of allocations.

The Budget was presented in the wake of demonetisation and all eyes were on what the government would do next. The finance minister focused on rural development and agriculture, while laying emphasis on tax compliance, affordable housing and social investment as part of a 10-point agenda.

Here’s an overview and analysis of the Budget proposals. Do let us know your views.

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