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Budget 2018: Full text of all Budget speeches delivered since Independence

Arun Jaitley is the 24th finance minister to present India Budget on the floor of the House since Independence. Before Budget 2018, as many as 88 Union Budgets, including interim, have been presented

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

On February 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the 2018, his fifth and the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s final full in the ongoing term. 2018-19 will also be important in many respects because India has just had a fiscally difficult year and might need its finance minister to put things in order through a tight leash on the economy.
 
However, there are also some who say that Jaitley might be impelled to dole out freebies in Union 2018, in spite of the fisc, out of political compulsions – to shore up popular support for the ruling coalition going into the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

 
Whether Union 2018-19 will be a fiscally prudent or a populist one? A clearer picture on this will emerge only on 2018 date February 1, with 2018. As of now, 2018 expectations have been pouring in from various stakeholders of the economy, including the agriculture community, corporate groups, industry bodies, etc.
 
While you stay tuned for 2018 latest news and 2018 highlights to gauge the impact of 2018, we bring you a glimpse of the 88 Union Budgets, including interim and additional allocations, presented by a total of 24 finance ministers since India’s Independence in 1947.

Read full text of speeches since 1947 below:

1947-48

Speech Of R K Shanmukham Chetty, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1947-1948
1948-49
 
Speech of R K Shanmukham Chetty, Minister of Finance, introducing the for the year 1948-49
 
1949-50
 
Speech Of John Mathai, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1949-50

1950-51
 
Speech Of John Mathai, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1950-51
1951-52

Speech Of C D Deshmukh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1951-52
 
1952-53 (interim)

Speech Of C D Deshmukh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1952-53 (interim)
 
1952-53 (full)

Speech Of C D Deshmukh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1952-53 (full) 
 
1953-54

Speech Of C D Deshmukh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1953-54 
 
1954-55

Speech Of C D Deshmukh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1954-55  

 
1955-56

Speech Of C D Deshmukh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1955-56  
1956-57

Speech Of C D Deshmukh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1955-57  

1956-57 (November)

Speech Of T T Krishnamachari, Minister Of Finance, On Economic Situation And Taxation Proposals (1956-57)

1957-58 (interim)

Speech Of T T Krishnamachari, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1957-58 (interim)
 
 

1957-58 (full)

Speech Of T T Krisnamachari, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1957-58 (full)
 

1958-59

Speech Of Jawaharlal NehruPrime Minister and Minister of Finance, introducing The For The Year 1958-59

 

1959-60

Speech Of Morarji Desai, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1959-60


1960-61

Speech Of Morarji Desai, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1960-61
 

1961-62

Speech Of Morarji Desai, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1961-62 
 


1962-63 (Interim)

Speech Of Morarji Desai, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1962-63 (interim)
 

1962-63 (full)

Speech Of Morarji Desai, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1962-63 (full)
 

1963-64

Speech Of Morarji Desai, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1963-64
 


1964-65

Speech Of T T Krishnamachari, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1964-65
 

1965-66

Speech Of T T Krishnamachari, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1965-66

1965-66 (August)

Speech Of T T Krishnamachari, Minister Of Finance, on economic situation and taxation proposals
1966-67

Speech Of Sachindra Chaudhury, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1966-67

1967-68 (Interim)

Speech Of Morarji Desai, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1967-68 (interim)

1967-68 (full)

Speech Of Morarji Desai, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1967-68 (full)
1968-69

Speech Of Morarji Desai, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1968-69

1969-70

Speech Of Morarji Desai, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1969-70


1970-71

Speech Of Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister and Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1970-71

1971-72 (interim)

Speech Of Yashwantrao B Chavan, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1971-72 (interim)


1971-72 (full)

Speech Of Yashwantrao B Chavan, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1971-72 (full)

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1971-72 (December)

Speech Of Yashwantrao B Chavan, Minister Of Finance, proposing additional measures for maximum mobilisation of resources for defence effort

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1972-73

Speech Of Yashwantrao B Chavan, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1972-73

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1973-74

Speech Of Yashwantrao B Chavan, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1973-74

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1974-75

Speech Of Yashwantrao B Chavan, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1974-75

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1974-75 (July)

Speech Of Yashwantrao B Chavan, Minister Of Finance, on new taxation proposals

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1975-76

Speech Of Chidambaram Subramaniam, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1975-76

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1976-77

Speech Of Chidambaram Subramaniam, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1976-77

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1977-78 (interim)

Speech Of Haribhai M Patel, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1977-78 (interim)

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1977-78 (full)

Speech Of Haribhai M Patel, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1977-78 (full)

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1978-79

Speech Of Haribhai M Patel, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1978-79 

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1979-80

Speech Of Charan Singh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1979-80
 

1980-81 (interim)

Speech Of R Venkataraman, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1980-81 (interim) 


1980-81 (full)

Speech Of R Venkataraman, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1980-81 (full)


1981-82

Speech Of R Venkataraman, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1981-82



1982-83

Speech Of Pranab Mukherjee, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1982-83


1983-84

Speech Of Pranab Mukherjee, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1983-84


1984-85

Speech Of Pranab Mukherjee, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1984-85


1985-86

Speech Of Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1985-86


1986-87

Speech Of Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1986-87


1987-88

Speech Of Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minsiter and Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1987-88

1988-89

Speech Of Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1988-88


1989-90

Speech Of Yashwantrao B Chavan, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1989-90

1990-91

Speech Of Madhu Dandavate, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1990-91



1991-92 (interim)

Speech Of Yashwwant Sinha, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1991-92 (interim)


1991-92 (full)

Speech Of Manmohan Singh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1991-92 (full)



1992-93

Speech Of Manmohan Singh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1992-93


1993-94

Speech Of Manmohan Singh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The Budget For The Year 1993-94

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speech.


1994-95
 
Speech Of Manmohan Singh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1994-95
 
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1995-96
 
Speech Of Manmohan Singh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1995-96
 
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1996-97 (Interim)
 
Speech Of Manmohan Singh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1996-97 (Interim)
 
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1996-97 (Full)
 
Speech Of Palaniappan Chidambaram, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1996-97 (Full)
 
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1997-98
 
Speech Of Palaniappan Chidambaram, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1997-98
 
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1998-99 (Interim)
 
Speech Of Yashwant Sinha, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1998-99 (Interim)
 
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1998-99 (Full)
 
Speech Of Yashwant Sinha, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1998-99 (Full)
 
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1999-2000
 
Speech Of Yashwant Sinha, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 1999-2000
 
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2000-01
 
Speech Of Yashwant Sinha, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2000-01
 
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2001-02
 
Speech Of Yashwant Sinha, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2001-02
 
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2002-03
 
Speech Of Yashwant Sinha, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2002-03
 
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2003-04
 
Speech Of Jaswant Singh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2003-04
 
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2004-05 (Interim)
 
Speech Of Jaswant Singh, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2004-05 (Interim)
 
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2004-05 (Full)
 
Speech Of Palaniappan Chidambaram, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2004-05 (Full)
 
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2005-06
 
Speech Of Palaniappan Chidambaram, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2005-06
 
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2006-07
 
Speech Of Palaniappan Chidambaram, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2006-07
 
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2007-08
 
Speech Of Palaniappan Chidambaram, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2007-08
 
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2008-09
 
Speech Of Palaniappan Chidambaram, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2008-09
 
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2009-10 (Interim)
 
Speech Of Pranab Mukherjee, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2009-10 (Interim)
 
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2009-10 (Full)
 
Speech Of Pranab Mukherjee, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2009-10 (Full)
 
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2010-11
 
Speech Of Pranab Mukherjee, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2010-11
 
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2011-12
 
Speech Of Pranab Mukherjee, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2011-12
 
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2012-13
 
Speech Of Pranab Mukherjee, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2012-13
 
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2013-14
 
Speech Of Palaniappan Chidambaram, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2013-14
 
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2014-15 (Interim)
 
Speech Of Palaniappan Chidambaram, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2014-15 (Interim)
 
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2014-15 (Full)
 
Speech Of Arun Jaitley, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2014-15 (Full)
 
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2015-16
 
Speech Of Arun Jaitley, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2015-16
 
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2016-17
 
Speech Of Arun Jaitley, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2016-17
 
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2017-18
 
Speech Of Arun Jaitley, Minister Of Finance, Introducing The For The Year 2017-18
 
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First Published: Tue, January 16 2018. 08:00 IST
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