Reaffirmation for introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST)w.e.f. April 1, 2010
Allocation to National Highway Authority of India for the NationalHighway Development Programme increased by 23% over budgetestimates of 2008-09 in budget estimates 2009-10
Banks given access to India Infrastructure Finance CompanyLimited (IIFCL) to refinance 60% of loans for projects in criticalsectors. Both IIFCL and banks can thus support projects involving atotal investment of INR1000 bn.
Allocation for Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission(JNNURM) increased by 87% to INR 128 bn
Allocation for Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP)increased by INR 10 bn (increase of 75% over 2008-09 budgetestimates)
Allocation to National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme(NREGS) increased to INR 391 bn (increase of 114% over 2008-09