New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said a blueprint for a national gas grid, water grid, information-ways and airports will be unveiled. Also Read - Tax On Black Fungus Medicine Waived, 5% GST on Vaccine To Stay
Presenting the first Budget of the Modi government in its second term, Sitharaman also said a package for power sector and structural reforms will be unveiled soon. Also Read - New Income Tax Website Faces Technical Glitches, Sitharaman Tags Infosys, Nandan Nilekani on Twitter
The finance minister said cargo movement in Ganga will increase four times in four years. Also Read - Govt Announces Amnesty Scheme For GST Taxpayers, Allows Filing Of Returns With Reduced Late Fee
Schemes such as Bharatmala, Sagarmala and UDAN are bridging rural-urban divide and improving transport infrastructure, she said adding that in the second phase of Bharatmala project, states will be helped to develop roadways.
The finance minister also said the government will create a payment platform for MSMEs for payment of bills.