Amul applauds 'Revolutionaari' Nirmala Sitharaman and her maiden Budget

The butter brand shared a post on India's first woman full-time Finance Minister.

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Amul's post for FM Sitharaman was titled 'Revolutionaari'.
A day after Finance Minister Niramala Sitharaman delivered her maiden Budget speech in Parliament, Amul, too, showed some topical love for the country's first woman full-time FM.

The butter brand, famous for its quirky takes on current affairs and personalities in the news, shared a post on Twitter, titled, "Revolutionaari".

The post not only lauded Sitharaman, but also the several women-related announcements in the Budget. Captioning the post, Amul wrote, "#Amul Topical: Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden budget has significant announcements for women..."



The NDA 2.0's first Budget, aimed at empowering women financially, proposed an overdraft facility of Rs 5,000 for all verified women self help groups (SHG) member with a Jan Dhan bank account. Among the initiatives for women, it also proposed to expand SHG to all districts and said one woman in every SHG will get loan of up to Rs 1 lakh under Mudra Yojana.

Sitharaman in her speech, that was dotted with poetry and verse, invoked Swami Vivekananda,reiterating that India's tradition is steeped in "Nari tu Narayani" (Oh, woman, you are a goddess). She recalled Swamiji's words to his mentor and guru, Sree Ramkrishna Deb, that "there is no chance of welfare in the world unless the condition of women is improved."

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She went on to stress on how women can play a crucial role in improving the financial status of rural India, and how their contribution has been significant in every segment.

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The 59-year-old minister batted for initiatives and policies by reducing import dependence and facilitating domestic manufacturers.



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Not just your health, cigarettes will hurt your finance more than before.



Cigarette and tobacco industry is not the government's favourite sector, considering the excise duties and compensation cess has seen an increase of over 202 per cent since FY'12. The FM, in her speech, emphasised that the tobacco products attract national calamity and contingent duty.



Cigarettes will burn a hole in your pocket as the FM has proposed a nominal basic excise duty on tobacco and tobacco products.

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Listen up, bookworms! Ordering your favourite book from abroad will be heavier on your pocket.



In order to encourage the domestic publishing and printing industry, the FM has proposed to levy a fiver per cent custom duty on imported books.



She also said that end use based exemption on paper will be withdrawn.

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Indulging in dry fruits might not be a smart move after the Budget, especially for your finances.



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Winter is a couple of months away, but woollen garments will face the heat after this Budget.



The FM announced that basic custom duty will be imposed on raw material and capital goods like wool fibre. Textile will also be costlier.

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For Apple fans, this Budget has brought some good tidings. Buying your favourite Apple gadgets will be affordable after the FM proposing to ease FDI norms in single-brand retail.

Manufacturing of products like lithium batteries and solar chargers will also see an investment-linked tax benefit.
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Indian leather products will now cost more overseas. This, after the government has decided that it will rationalise the export duty on raw and finished leather goods to provide relief to the sector.

Indian leather products will now cost more overseas. This, after the government has decided that it will rationalise the export duty on raw and finished leather goods to provide relief to the sector.

Buying a gold necklace will now hurt your pocket. The custom duty on gold and other precious metals has been increased by over two per cent, from 10 per cent to 12.5 per cent.

Buying a gold necklace will now hurt your pocket. The custom duty on gold and other precious metals has been increased by over two per cent, from 10 per cent to 12.5 per cent.

Buying a vehicle and its maintenance will get costlier as the FM has proposed a hike on basic custom duty of auto parts.

Buying a vehicle and its maintenance will get costlier as the FM has proposed a hike on basic custom duty of auto parts.

Along with cars, petrol and diesel will also become expensive. The excise duty on fuel has also been hiked by Re 1 per litre.

Along with cars, petrol and diesel will also become expensive. The excise duty on fuel has also been hiked by Re 1 per litre.

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