He handled the state's finances first from 2006-11 in the V S Achuthanandan cabinet and then in the outgoing Pinarayi cabinet.
Around 80 per cent of women, from semi-urban and rural India, feel a significant improvement in their socio-economic and cultural status after starting an enterprise.
Cloud architecture design, cybersecurity and large-scale data modelling are among the top in-demand skills in the country.
In content, vision, strategy and action this budget will have to bring at least the heft and vigour of the reforms-oriented presentation by Dr. Manmohan Singh in July, 1991.
The budget, economists and experts say, will be the starting point for picking up the pieces after the economic destruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to unveil plans to boost economic growth when she presents the 2021/2022 federal budget on February 1.
From factory floors to shops, women have endured greater job losses and wage cuts due to the virus in a new setback to gender parity in the workplace.
The tourism sector is vital to Kerala's economy. The tourism industry had brought in a revenue of Rs 48,000 crore in 2019-20, with an expected GST revenue of Rs 7,000 crore.
Sitharman also announced a Rs 12,000 crore interest-free 50-year loan to states for spending on capital projects in a bid to boost economy.
The government is able to set aside Rs 5,000 crore for the time being through salary cuts.