The budget 2023-24 of India was presented on February 1, 2023 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The key features of the budget include:

  1. Focus on Infrastructure: The budget includes a significant allocation for infrastructure development, including roads, railways, and urban infrastructure.
  2. Emphasis on Health and Education: The budget includes a large allocation for the development of the health and education sectors, with a focus on providing better access to quality healthcare and education.
  3. Agriculture Reforms: The budget proposes reforms in the agriculture sector to increase farmers' income, improve their access to credit, and enhance the availability of agricultural inputs.
  4. Boost to MSMEs: The budget provides various incentives for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, including easier access to credit and reduced compliance requirements.
  5. Encouragement of Digital Transactions: The budget proposes various measures to encourage digital transactions, including tax incentives for companies that adopt digital modes of payment.
  6. Tax Reforms: The budget includes several tax reforms, including simplification of the tax regime, rationalization of tax rates, and steps to reduce tax litigation.
  7. Boost to the Manufacturing Sector: The budget includes various measures to boost the manufacturing sector, including creation of a National Recycling Fund and establishment of a Technology Acquisition and Development Fund.

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