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AGARTALA, February 19: Tripura Finance Minister Badal Chaudhury on Wednesday presented a Rs 124.04 billion tax–free budget with a deficit of Rs 1.58 billion for the 2014–15 fiscal.

The Government today said there is a noticeable decline in below poverty line population in the country between 2004 and 2012.

As per poverty estimates released by the Planning Commission, the percentage of population below poverty line in urban areas has declined from 25.5 per cent in 2004—05 to 13.7 per cent 2011—12, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Girija Vyas informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

Says 10 tasks he set forth would take economy to high growth

He said over 29,000 MW of power generation capacity has been added in the current financial year alone

The government today said the country's installed power generation capacity has more than doubled to 2,34,600 MW in the past 10 years.

With eye on elections, no fresh taxes proposed; budgetary expenditure Rs 43,543 cr

Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather today presented the sixth consecutive zero deficit Budget of the National Conference-Congress coalition government. The Rs 43,543-crore Budget presented by the Finance Minister on Thursday was the last Budget of the present coalition and 14th by Rather in his political career of nearly four decades.

New Delhi: Sikkim has become the only state in the country to achieve more than 100 per cent sanitation in rural and urban households, schools, sanitary complexes and Aanganwadi centres.

The statement of Thaawar Chand Gehlot , the Minister Of Water Resources, in response to Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. 2000 for 10th February, 2014, asked by Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot regarding pending irrigation projects.

The detail of State-wise and year- wise grant ceilings (Allocations) of Planning Commission for AIBP during 11th Plan is given at this data. It referred in reply of Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 22 regarding Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme due for reply on 06.02.2014.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved five development projects involving Tk 640 crore, including a pharmaceuticals park project.

The fact that the Gujarat government has determined Rs 10.8 a day for rural areas as the cut-off for the poverty line in the state has raked up a controversy.

Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government for its “mockery” of poverty, the Congress reminded the Opposition party of how it had trashed the Planning Commission's poverty line cut-offs of Rs 32 and Rs 28 a day in urban and rural areas, respectively, as a “joke”.

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