The Minister was also non-committal about providing fuel tax subsidy for fishing boats, tax is and autorickshaws.
Between January 2019 to June 2021, the government has paid Rs 164.5 crore to Infosys for developing the portal.
Loans of up to Rs 1 lakh would be available with guarantee to tourist guides licenced at regional or state level.
We should probe the possibility of new value-added products, including alcohol from tapioca, Finance Minister KN Balagopal said in an interview given to Malayala Manorama.
Besides the financial package, finance minister Balagopal also set aside Rs 1,000 crore to provide free vaccination for everyone aged above 18 years.
The State has the power to alter the tax on fuel, liquor, motor vehicles, buildings, and land, and it is likely to impose an additional COVID-19 cess on liquor to help tide over the economic crises.
The economist focussed on largely two aspects of the Indian economy – the macro fiscal position and the policy pathways adopted by the government.
Yamini Aiyar is the president and chief executive of the Delhi-based Centre for Policy Research.
The FM may not have heeded the markets but no budget in recent memory had become such a favourite of the stock market.
Sitharaman said the government's Aatmanirbhar packages totalling Rs 27.1 lakh crore to deal with the COVID pandemic, accelerated the pace of structural reforms.