Even though the government is not agreeing to the point but one thing for sure that this budget has been presented in context to the upcoming General election which possibly going to take place during Apr'19 or May'19. We got around 90 crores individuals having the voting rights & more than 65 crores are to get the direct benefits from this budget but how come that this seems possible? There are three major areas who is being targeted here,
1. The most important would be the unorganized sector wherein we have the small jobs or businesses with small setups like the rickshaw pullers & vendors like the vegetable sellers which we usually witness by the road side. This will make up to of around 40 crores & have been announced with the mega pension scheme in which after completion of 60 years of age they would be liable to get Rs. 3000/- per month. Investment for the same would be negligible amount like of Rs. 100/- per Month. The good thing is that the government will also compensate with the balance amount. I appreciate this as no one had ever thought of like this before.
2. The farmers being the second most important here having the numbers of family of around 12-13 crores & if this add up to two members per family than more than 25 crores voters would come in favor of this government. Under the Pradhan Mantri — Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, all farmers cultivating up to two hectares (5 acres) will get direct income support of Rs 6,000 annually, payable in three equal instalments of Rs 2,000 each. ... Under the Pradhan Mantri — Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) scheme.
3. In the third group, Income up to Rs 5 lakh per year will be exempted from tax & this comprises of around 3 crores of the voting population & the most attractive of all.
Instead of all the above, I do agree with #657936/Neeru Bhatt, that being the case of only an interim budget this may lead to changes and modifications later.