Union Budget 2018

A dedicated coverage of Budget 2018 from the lens of the startup ecosystem

Pre-Budget Series

Stories on pre-budget expectations and the challenges along with 7 sector-wise Budget stories covering Real Estate, HealthTech, Taxation, EdTech, Ecommerce, Logistics and Agritech.

Live coverage of the Union Budget 2018

We’ll keep you updated with the key announcements made by the Honourable Finance Minister of India, as it happens.

Interviews with the industry experts

We’ll keep a tab on what industry experts are saying before, during and after the announcement of the Union Budget 2018.

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Post-Budget Series

Budget 2018 Outlay On Infrastructure, Education, And Health - Opportunities In The Indian Tech Economy

The Union Budget 2018 is the last full budget by the NDA government. In their first couple of years, this government opened up the economy on the backs of some important policies and going after black money.

Union Budget 2018: Impact On Indian Travel And Startup Ecosystem

Despite a rise in mobile phone adoption, connectivity still remains patchy in rural areas. Setting up rural wi-fi hotspots is extremely capital intensive. As per Akamai, our average Internet connection speeds ranks 89th out of 145 countries in the world.

Will Jaitley’s World’s Biggest Healthcare Scheme Augur Better Health For Startups Too?

Announcing the world’s biggest healthcare scheme, National Health Protection Scheme, that will benefit 10 Cr people in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in today’s budget 2018 also announced a string of other allied initiatives such as blockchain, AI and ML push that are bound to help encourage healthcare startups.

Government's Thrust To Digital Education, Skill Training Continues In Jaitley’s Edtech Budget 2018

The government has repeatedly iterated its support to improve the education sector in the previous budgets, exploring domains like skill training, e-learning as well as services such as SANKALP, STRIVE and SWAYAM.

Budget 2018: Govt. Still Strong On Digital India; Allocates $480 Mn To Promote AI, ML, IoT

To pave the way for greater advancements in digital technologies, the government has doubled its allocation to the ‘Digital India’ programme to $480 Mn (INR 3,073 Cr) in 2018-19.

Budget 2018: Govt. To Launch An Aadhaar Like Unique Identity For Enterprises Too

The Finance Minister has announced plans to launch an Aadhaar-like-system to assign a similar unique identity code to each and every enterprise in India.

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Budget 2018: Indian Govt. To Take All Measures To Eliminate Cryptocurrency In Illegitimate Activities

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting the Union Budget 2018 today said that while the Indian government favours blockchain, it, however, will do every bit to stop Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies trading in India in financing illegitimate activities.

Union Budget 2018 Gives A Big Thrust On Agriculture But Will It Percolate To Agritech Startups?

The article sheds light on major reform that the minimum support price (MSP) for all agriculture produce would be fixed at a level to ensure the farmer a minimum return of one and a half times over the production cost.

Get Regular Updates On The Upcoming Union Budget 2018

Pre-Budget Series

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Union Budget 2018: Here's A Look At What EdTech Startups Want From Jaitley This Year

The article sheds light on major expectations of the startup industry from the upcoming budget for various industries across all the key areas including taxation.

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Union Budget 2018: What Do AgriTech Startups Expect From Jaitley’s Budget This Year?

The article sheds light on major expectations of the startup industry from the upcoming budget for various industries across all the key areas including taxation.

What’s In Jaitley’s Budget-Pocket For Logistics Startups?

Expecting more transparency in taxation policy, logistics startups want Government to help make way for technology.

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Wish List Of FinTech Startups From The Upcoming Union Budget 2018

Taxation has remained one of the most important parts of any of the budget and this article highlights the major expectations in taxation reforms expected from the upcoming budget.

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Parity Between Digital Payments And Cash, Concrete Take On Cryptocurrencies: PCI Shares Budget Expectations

The article sheds light on major expectations of the startup industry from the upcoming budget for various industries across all the key areas including taxation.

From Policy Hurdles To Affordable Healthcare For All: HealthTech Startups Share Their Expectations From Budget 2018

From Policy Hurdles To Affordable Healthcare For All: HealthTech Startups Share Their Expectations From Budget 2018

The article sheds light on major expectations of the startup industry from the upcoming budget for various industries across all the key areas including taxation.

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Expectations of The Indian Startup Ecosystem From The Upcoming Union Budget 2018

The article sheds light on major expectations of the startup industry from the upcoming budget for various industries across all the key areas including taxation.

From The GST Conundrum To Easy Exit Policy, What Indian Startup Ecosystem Expects From Upcoming Union Budget 2018

From The GST Conundrum To Easy Exit Policy, What Indian Startup Ecosystem Expects From Upcoming Union Budget 2018

Taxation has remained one of the most important parts of any of the budget and this article highlights the major expectations in taxation reforms expected from the upcoming budget.