FM - People at the bottom of the pyramid need Aadhar.
FM - Non plan expenditure will exceed the plan expenditure by a small amount.
FM - Key flagships programmes have been provided sufficient funds.
FM - All key ministries have got adequate funds.
FM - Railways need to mobilise huge funds for its projects.
FM - Gender budget has Rs.97000 crores and Child budget Rs.87000 crores.
FM - Non plan expenditures will be over Rs.12 lakhs Crore.
FM - Fuel subsidy will be Rs.57,000 crore.
FM - More than Rs.1 lakh crore for food subsidy.
FM - Defence budget up by 10%. Now Rs.2.24 lakh crores.
FM - One rank, one pension for defence personnel is a very sensitive issue. Government is committed to it.
FM - We need young soldiers.
FM - We will implement One rank, one pension for defence services personnel from next FY.
FM - 5207 branches of PSU banks have been opened. Target is over 8000 branches.
FM - Will recapitalise the PSU banks. Banks are under stress.
FM - Banks will cross the Rs.7 lakh crore of agricultural credit. Our target is Rs.8 lakh crores.
FM - 10 years ago, minorities had just 14 lakh bank accounts. Now they have 42 lakh bank accounts.
FM - Over 25 lakh students have got education loans. We have disbursed over Rs.57000 crores.
FM - Propose a moratorium period for some education loans.
FM - LIC has opened more than 1000 offices. Other PSU insurance companies have opened more than 1800 offices.
FM - One financial record for all individuals will be created.
FM - Some insurance bills have not been passed by the Parliament. I regret.
FM - India's economy is the 11th largest in the World.
FM - We will go up in the economy ranking.
FM - When our aim is high growth, there will be a moderate inflation.
FM - Public Private Partnership will be encouraged. We must focus more on manufacturing sector.
FM - Revenues are our paramount importance. GST has not been implemented.
FM - I appeal to all political parties to pass the GST laws.
FM - launched investigations into black money stashed away in foreign banks.
FM - to Stimulate growth excise duty will be reduced from 12% to 10%.
FM - Automobile industry will benefit from excise duty reduction.
FM - Budget estimates for 2014-15 - Revenue deficits will be 3%.
FM - 140 miillion people have been lifted from the poverty.
FM - I thank all my Cabinet colleagues, PM and Sonia Gandhi.
FM - Quotes from the great Tamil saint Thiruvalluvar's couplets.
FM completes his interim Budget speech.
FM introduces the Finance Bill.
Sanjaya Baru - PC had told us that if he had been the FM for all 10 years, the economy would be in a better shape.
Sanjaya Baru on Budget - It was more a personal speech by Chidambaram.
BJP sympathiser Swapan Dasgupta "It was like a Bharat Nirman ad".
Vivian Fernandes on Budget - History will judge. He made the speech to redeem himself.
AAP leader and banker Meera Sanyal - It was a valiant effort by the FM.
The Left is harsh on interim Budget. Blames the government for inflation. Says all sectors have suffered.
I & B minister Manish Tiwari "Not a populist budget. Shows UPA has done enough for people and fulfilled its commitments".
- FY14 service tax revised to Rs 1.64 lakh crore