Mixed signals: Observations on the 2021-22 Budget

Budget 2021-22 is a mixed bag. On one hand, it contains eminently praiseworthy allocations towards programs such as Digital India and the Universal Services Obligation Fund while also providing a stimulus to innovation and R&D; on the other, allocations towards the PMGDISHA remain low, while concerns remain that significant capital expenditure may not take place.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/budget-2021-22/