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(Closed) LIVE: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presents interim Union Budget 2019

Follow our LIVE blog for updates on internet, taxation, technology announcements in the interim Union Budget being presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha. Watch the livestream here. * 12:52 pm: House adjourned. Budget presentation ends. 12:19 pm: Goyal has mentioned 'startups' thrice in the last 5 minutes. Now onto cleaning the Ganga and other rivers. 12:15 pm: The second dimension of the vision is that Digital India will reach every sector and every corner of the country. Infrastructure of 2030 will be based on digitization of government processes. 12:13 pm: Goyal says that PM Narendra Modi has laid the foundation for India to grow "for times to come". Lays out vision for next decade: Finance Minister @PiyushGoyal: NDA government has laid foundation for India's growth and development for times to come. Now we will present 'Vision for the next decade'. #Budget2019 #BudgetWithET @EconomicTimes — Rachita Prasad (@rachitaprasadET) February 1, 2019 12:10 pm: India Customs will digitize export-import transactions and use an RFID system to improve export logistics. 12:03 pm: Digital India: Piyush Goyal: "India is leading the world in mobile data consumption, monthly data consumption has increased 50 times in the past 5 years. The cost of data and voice in India is possibly the lowest in the world. Mobile manufacturing companies have now increased from 2 to 268 in the country, providing job opportunities. Over 3 lakh Common Service Centres are operational, employing 12 lakh people, they are delivering service digitally to citizens. The government will make 1…

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