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Budget Highlights 2019-20

  • Vision for $5 trillion economy driven by Investment
  • Transforming rural lives
  • New Jal Shakti Mantralaya to ensure Har Ghar Jal
  • Enhancing ease of direct and indirect taxation
  • Strengthening connectivity Infrastructure
  • Gandhipedia to sensitize society
  • India’s soft power
  • Harnessing India’s space abilities

Pradhan Mantri Karam Yogi Maandhan: Pension benefits to retail traders and small shopkeepers

Enhanced interest deduction for affordable housing loan Tax benefits for corporate taxpayers

Vision to become $5 trillion economy driven by ‘virtuous cycle’ of investment India becomes sixth largest economy

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) Establish robust fisheries management framework

Scheme of faceless electronic tax assessment Aadhaar and PAN to be interchangeable

Reform, Perform, Transform agenda: GST, IBC, RERA etc. Changing common man’s life: MUDRA, UJJWALA, SAUBHAGYA etc.

Push to Investment: Infrastructure Development

budget 2019-20 investment infrastructure
highlights of budget 2019-20 housing

Industrial Development

Budget Highlights 2019-20 Industrial Development

Growth and Macro-Economic Stability: Vision for $3 Trillion Economy

budget highlights 2019-20 vision for 3 trillion
budget highlights 2019-20 vision for 3 trillion GDP and CAD graph
budget highlights 2019-20 vision for 3 trillion FDI and FPI

Fiscal Consolidation and Inflation Management

budget highlights 2019-20 fiscal deficit and CPI Inflation graph
budget highlights 2019-20 disinvestment, debt and debt to GDP ratio

Budget at a Glance: Receipts and Expenditure

budget highlights 2019-20 revenue and capital receipts
budget highlights 2019-20 expenditure revenue and capital graph
budget highlights 2019-20 Rupees comes and goes

Tax Proposal

  • The threshold for applicability of lower corporate tax rate of 25% increased from ₹250 crore to ₹400 crore.
  • Enhanced interest deduction up to ₹3.5 lakh for purchase of an affordable house.
  • Deposit-taking and systemically important non-deposit taking NBFCs can now pay tax in the year they receive interest for certain bad or doubtful debts.
  • TDS of 2% on cash withdrawal exceeding ₹1 crore in a year from a bank account to promote less cash economy.
  • Effective tax rate for individuals having taxable income above ₹2 crore has been increased.
  • No charges or MDR on specified digital mode of payments.
  • These modes are to be compulsorily provided by large businesses.
  • Sabka Vishwas Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme proposed for quick closure of service tax and excise related litigations.
  • Surcharges on individuals having taxable income of Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore and Rs 5 crore and more have been raised by around 3 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively.


A scheme of faceless electronic assessment involving no human interface to be launched this year.


Increase in tax collection by 78% from ₹6.4 lakh crore in 2013-14 to ₹11.4 lakh crore in 2018-19


Aadhaar and PAN to be made interchangeable

Reform, Perform and Transform

Budget Highlights 2019-20 IBC and GST

Rural India

Budget Highlights 2019-20 Rural Development

Farmer Welfare and Water Security

Boost to agro-rural industries through cluster based development under SFURTI scheme with focus on bamboo, honey and khadi clusters

100 new clusters to be set up to enable 50000 artisans during 2019-20

100 Business Incubators to be set up to enable 75000 entrepreneurs under ASPIRE

Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana launched

The scheme will address critical gaps in strengthening value chain, including infrastructure, modernisation, production, productivity and quality control

Constitution of Jal Shakti Mantrayala

1592 critical and overexploited blocks identified under Jal Shakti Abhiyan

To ensure Har Ghar Jal to all rural households by 2024 under Jal Jeevan Mission

Focus on Integrated demand and supply side management at local level, creation of local infrastructure for rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharge and household waste water management

Women’s Development and Women Led Development

Budget Highlights 2019-20 : Women Development
Budget Highlights 2019-20 : Women Development

Labour and Youth Welfare

Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapaari Mann-Dhan Yojana (PMLVMY)

Pension benefits to around 3 crore retail traders and small shopkeepers with annual turnover less than ₹1.5 crore.

Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan Dhan (PM-SYM)

About 30 lakh workers have joined the scheme Rationalising of labour laws into 4 labour codes proposed.

National Research Foundation to be established to fund, coordinate and promote R&D

₹400 crore provided for ‘World Class Institutions’ for FY 2019-20

Study in India: to bring foreign students to higher educational institutions

National Sports Education Board to be setup under Khelo India.

To prepare youth for new age skills: Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Big Data, 3D Printing, Virtual Reality etc

Vision for Next Decade

  1. Physical and social infrastructure
  2. Digital India
  3. Pollution free India
  4. Make in India
  5. Water management and clean rivers
  6. Blue economy
  7. Space programmes
  8. Self-sufficiency and export of food grains
  9. Healthy society
  10. Team India with Jan Bhagidari

To read the highlights of the interim budget tabled by Piyush Goyal in February 2019 in Parliament Click Here