Union Budget 2019 LIVE: Goyal woos farmers with sops, middle-class with tax breaks

The stand-in finance minister presented 10 important points of the Vision 2030

That he is not presenting a full budget has not held stand-in Finance Minister Piyush Goyal back from making some grand announcements. Goyal presented 10 important points of the Vision 2030, which included infrastructure development, environment protection, food and agriculture productivity and healthcare.

Then there is a grand pension scheme for the unorganised sector and an income scheme for small-time farmers.

The cherry on the cake, however, has been the exemption of income tax for people who earn up to Rs 5 lakh.

The budget comes amid reports of high unemployment rate, at 6.1 per cent, the highest in 45 years.