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Early Budget to accelerate implementation of public projects: Govt

The government has considered the various aspects relating to advancing the date of the presentation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government on Friday said the early presentation of Budget will accelerate implementation of public schemes and the date would be finalised after taking into account the schedule for state elections. A proposal was made for advancing the date of budget presentation from the last working day of February to February 1, 2017 or any other date as may be necessary, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. "While approving this proposal, Cabinet, in its meeting held on September 21 directed that for 2017-18, the date of ...

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First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 15:28 IST
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