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“17 % growth rate of taxes conservative estimate”

The State government’s projection of 17 per cent growth in receipts of its own taxes is a conservative estimate, Principal Secretary (Fin...»

State Highways Authority to raise standard of roads

Allocation for Highways Department raised to Rs.6,452.77 crore »

Highest ever allocation for agriculture

Agriculture sector received an all-time-high allocation of Rs. 5,189.15 crore in the State budget presented in the Assembly by Finance M...»

Tax-free budget welcomed by national parties

The State unit of the Congress welcomed the tax-free budget presented by the AIADMK Government but at the same time said it was unfortun...»

50 per cent subsidy for tuna long-liners

In a move aimed at weaning fishermen away from unsustainable trawler fishing in shallow waters, the State government on Thursday said tha...»

Oceanarium planned

The Tamil Nadu tourism Development Corporation, in association with the Fisheries Department, will set up a world class oceanarium at a...»

Stalin terms budget a formality

Leads walkout even before Finance Minister could begin his speech »

Some happy, some want more for welfare sector

It was a mixed bag for the welfare sector in the budget that Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam presented on Thursday. While established...»

Rice at subsidised rates, a relief for residents

Residents affected by the escalating cost got a relief in State government’s announcement to sell rice in the open market at a subsidise...»

No relief package for farmers: Karunanidhi

The State budget has lost its importance under the AIADMK government because of the frequent announcements made by the Chief Minister, DM...»

Farmers let down, says Vaiko

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Vaiko said the budget has not accommodated the interests of farmers though ther...»

Attention to neonates, ante-natal mothers

In an effort to reduce maternal and neo-natal mortality, the State government has allotted Rs. 77.59 crore for ambulance services. ...»

Big cheer for southern Tamil Nadu

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government brought cheer to south Tamil Nadu on Thursday with the announcement of a special...»

World Bank nod for road project

A total of 1,678 km of roads to be strengthened, widened »

“Proactive” schemes in budget hailed

The Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TNCCI) has hailed the “proactive” schemes announced in the budget, presented in the Leg...»

Drought of funds disappoints farmers

The Federation of Farmers' Associations of Delta Districts has expressed “serious disappointment” over the Tamil Nadu budget.Aaru...»

Tamil University VC delighted at Rs. 2 crore special grant

Tamil University will utilise the Rs. 2 crore special grant announced by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for the university in the State bud...»

Budget praised for leaving taxes untouched

Farmers, traders, and trade union leaders of Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts welcomed the State budget for not levying any new taxes. »

Revenue-surplus budget again

Presenting a revenue-surplus budget for the third time in a row, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government on Thursday re...»

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