1. The hike on tax exemption limit from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh came as a relief for the tax payers. Many considered this announcement as the crux of 2014-2015 budget.

2. The Foreign Direct Investment on defence and infrastructure was escalated upto 49 percent.

3. The development of smart cities have always been listed amongst Modi government's key priorities and the allocation of Rs 7060 crore for 100 cities was the replication of that.

4. The government had hiked service tax to 14 percent, tax devolution to states to 42 percent of the divisible pool from 2015-16 to 2019-20. It had also increased excise duty on cigarettes and tobacco products.

5. An hefty amount of Rs 10,000 crore was allocated for the startup firms and and an investor-friendly ambience was promised for e-businesses.

6. Last budgets had come as a boon for both rural and urban youths. The government had announced many schemes including Skill India.

7. The government had taken serious steps to ensure women's safety. Rs 50 crore had been allocated for ensuring women's safety in public transport.

8. Rs 150 crore had been allocated in larger cities. In order to promote education among girls, Rs 100 crore had been allocated for new scheme - 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana.'


9. The government had reached out to Minorities, the differently-abled and the underprivileged people through its budget. Jaitley had announced Rs 100 crore for the modernization of madrassas.

10.  The Finace Minister had announced an increase in the capital outlay for defence by Rs 5,000 crore. He had also allotted Rs 100 crore to support technological development for the Armed Forces.

11. The budget gave special attention to several states and regions in the country. The rail of announcements included Rs 1,000 crore to set up a good rail connectivity with the North eastern states and the rest of the country. The government had also allocated Rs 1000 crore more for promoting commercial organic farming in the region.