Budget 2018 :
  • As per the FM in the Union Budget, India is expected to become the fifth largest economy very soon. 
  • The Growth rate is expected between 7.2-7.5% in the second half of 2017-18.
  • Exports are expected to grow 15% in 2018.
  • As per the FM, India is a Rs2.5 trillion economy.
  • MSP to increase at least 1.5 times that of production cost.
  • Minimum Support Price (MSP) of all crops shall increase to at least 1.5 times that of the production cost. 
  • The government will set up a fund of Rs 2,000 crore for developing agricultural markets.
  • Our focus is on productive and gainful on-farm and non-farm employment for farmers and landless families, says Jaitley.
  • MSP for Kharif cost will be 1.5 times the cost of production.
  • As per the FM, APMCs will be linked with ENAM. 
  • The government will develop 22,000 Gramin agricultural markets. 
  • The cluster-model approach will be adopted for agricultural production.
  • Allocation in food production sector doubled to Rs 1400 crore.
  • Minimum Support Price shall be increased by 1.5 times. Operation Greens will be launched for agriculture and the Minister allocates Rs500 crore for this.
  • Agricultural corpus worth Rs 2000 crore will be set up. 470 APMCs have been connected to eNAM network, the rest to be connected by March 2018.
  • A fund for the fishery, aquaculture development and animal husbandry will be set up with a total corpus to be Rs 10,000 crore. We will also allocate Rs 1290 crore for a bamboo mission, as it is green gold. 
  • In all, we are providing Rs 10 lakh crore to Rs 11 lakh crore as credit for agricultural activities.
  • Jaitley proposes to increase the target of providing free LPG connections to 8 crore to poor women.
  • Ujjwala Yojana, the free LPG connection scheme expanded to eight crore households.
  • Six crore toilets have been built already, and in the next year, two crore additional toilets will be constructed.
  • The government will provide 4 crore electricity connections to the poor under Saubhagya Yojana.
  • Kisan credit card to be extended to fisheries,animal husbandry farmers.
  • The government will establish a dedicated affordable housing fund.
  • Loans to self-help groups will increase to Rs75,000 crore.
  • Govt. allocated Rs5,750 crore to National Livelihood Mission and Rs2,600 crore to the groundwater irrigation scheme.
  • Ayushman Bharat program discussed.
  • Eklavya schools for tribal children.
  • 24 new government medical colleges.
  • Government is implementing a comprehensive social security scheme.
  • Govt. will initiate an integrated B-Ed programme for teachers.
  • Government proposes to launch the Revitalising of Infrastructure and Systems of Education (RISE) by next year. 
  • Govt. proposed to set up two new full-fledged schools of planning and architecture. 
  • 18 new schools of planning and architecture will be set up in the IITs and NITs.
  • Rs. 1 lakh crore over 4 years for initiative for Infrastructure Devt. in education.
  • 2 major initiatives as part of Ayushman Bharat program.
  • Eklavya schools to be open for tribal children.
  • National health protection scheme to cover 10 cr poor families. Health cover of up to 5 lakh per family per year for poor & vulnerable. National health protection scheme to benefit 50 crore people.
  • 24 new govt medical college & hospitals.
  • Rs. 600 crore for nutritional support to all TB patients.
  • Rs. 1200 crore for health and wellness centres.
  • Loans to women self-help groups of women to be increased to 75,000 cr by March 19. 
  • Govt. is launching a new national health protection scheme – Rashtriya Samaj Beema Yojana. This will have 50 crore beneficiaries and 10 crore families will get 5 lakh per year for their families to cover secondary and tertiary hospital expenses. This is the world's largest government-funded healthcare program. 
  • A Rs 600 crore corpus is being set up to help Tuberculosis patients. This will build a new India in 2022 and enhance productivity and will also generate lakhs of jobs for women. 
  • PM Jeevan Beema Yojana benefitted more than 2 crore families. 
  • Jan Dhan Yojana will be extended to all 60 crore bank accounts. 
  • The government increased allocation for SC-ST earmarked programmes: Rs 56,000 crore for SCs and Rs 39,000 crore for STs. 
  • By 2022, every block with more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal people will have'Ekalavya' school at par with Navodaya Vidyalas.
  • The government will announce measures to address non-performing assets of MSMEs. 
  • As per the FM, Rs. 3 lakh crore for lending under is being allocated in FY 19 for PM's MUDRA Yojana.
  • Smart city Mission and AMRUT discussed.
  • Smart city command control centre discussed.
  • Govt to contribute 12% of wages of new employees to EPF for 3 yrs.
  • Rs. 7148 crore allocation for the textile sector.
  • Govt. will launch a scheme for Galvanising Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBARDHAN).
  • Under the Smart City mission, 99 cities selected with the outlay of Rs. 2.04 lakh crores.
  • EPF contribution has been reduced to 8% for the first 3 years of employment and 12% government contribution to EPF in sectors employing a large number of people, however, there will be no changes in employer contribution.
  • 10 tourist cities to be developed into iconic tourist destinations.
  • 600 railway stations to be redeveloped.
  • Over 3600 km railway track renovation targeted in the current year.
  • Scheme for revitalizing school infrastructure, with an allocation of 1 lakh crore rupees over four years. Called RISE - Revitalizing Infrastructure in School Education.
  • The Bharatmala project has been approved and we are confident of completing 9000 km of highway construction. 
  • In Railways, 18,000 kms of doubling of tracks would eliminate capacity constraints. 
  • We are moving towards optimum electrification of railway. Over 3,600 km of track renewal is being targeted in 2018-19.
  • 150 km additional suburban railway network at the cost of Rs. 40,000 cr.
  • Regional air connectivity scheme shall connect 56 unserved airports.
  • Airport capacity to be hiked to handle 1 billion trips per year.
  • Training for 50 lakh youth by 2020.
  • Customs duty increased on mobile phones from 15% to 20%.