The Union budget received praise for a dramatic increase in capital expenditure and criticism for slashing social welfare spending, whereas the Kerala budget is disfigured by its additional regressive taxes.
New agricultural programmes are provided under the priority areas of inclusive development and green growth. Digital infrastructure for agriculture will be built as an open source, open standard and inter operable public good.
With Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav announcing the revamping of Vande Bharat train production, Kerala, which operates a large number of long-distance trains, hopes to get one or two of the high-speed trains. It may also benefit from the decision to increase the routes of Bharat Gaurav tourist trains operated by private parties.