for National Food Security Bill over and above food subsidy.
* Four Infrastructure debt fund have been registered
* Tax free bonds issue to be allowed up to Rs 50,000 crore in 2013-14 strictly on capacity to raise funds from the market,
* Rs 5,000 crore will be made available to NABARD to finance construction of godowns and warehouses
* To provide appropriate incentives for semiconductors industry including zero customs duty on plants and machineries
* Government has decided to constitute a regulatory authority for the road sector
* Many manufacturing projects stalled due to regulatory process
* Green revolution in east India significant. Rice output increased in Assam, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal; Rs 1,000 crore allocated for eastern states.
* Rs 5,387 crore to be allocated for integrated watershed programme for farmers in 2013-14, an increase from Rs 3,050 crore in the current fiscal.
* Indian Institute of Biotechnology will be set up at Ranchi.
* Average annual agriculture and allied services growth rate estimated at 3.6 per cent in 2012-13 when 250 MT foodgrains was produced
* Rs 27,049 crore allocation to the Agriculture Ministry in 2013-14
* Rs 7 lakh crore target fixed for agri credit for 2013-14 compared to Rs 5.75 lakh crore in the current year.
* Eastern Indian states to get Rs 1,000 crore allocation for improving agricultural production.
* Rs 500 crore allocated for programme on crop diversification
* P. Chidambaram says India is facing many challenges, tags China as the biggest competitor
* Average economic growth rate in 11th Plan period is 8 per cent, highest ever in any Plan period
* Job of FM is to find the resources to fund the efforts to bring minorities, the poor and others left behind in the race to make India to wealthier and a more equitable country.
* Current year's economic growth rate will be below India's potential growth rate of 8 per cent
* Economic space constraints due to high fiscal deficit, lower savings and investment and tight monetary policy
* Current account deficit continues to be high due to excessive dependence on oil, coal and gold imports and slowdown in exports
* India does not have choice between welcoming