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FM Nirmala Sitharaman to present Budget 2020 in Parliament today

The Budget speech will begin at around 11 am today with Sitharaman beginning it with an address to the speaker of Lok Sabha

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Nirmala Sitharaman, Anurag Thakur, Budget 2020
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS Finance Anurag Thakur and finance ministry officials pose for a photograph after giving final touches to the Union Budget 2020-21, at Finance Ministry, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

Finance Minister will on Saturday present the budget of the second term of the Narendra Modi government

This will also be the second budget for Sitharaman, who became the second woman finance minister after Indira Gandhi to do so in the history of independent India.

Sitharaman will present the full-year budget for the year ending March 2021.

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The will begin at around 11 am today with Sitharaman beginning it with an address to the speaker of Usually, the duration of the presentation ranges from 90 to 120 minutes.

The Finance Minister on Friday tabled in Parliament the pre-Budget for 2019-20, which projected the state of the economy and outlined its challenges. The survey was released by Chief Economic Adviser

The is the financial statement of the government, detailing its revenue and expenditure in the past, as well as estimated spending and projections for the coming year.

Sitharaman had presented her maiden budget in July last year, shortly after the BJP-led government came back to power in the Centre in the 2019 elections.

Till 2016, the was presented on the last working day of February. Former finance minister Arun Jaitley had changed the tradition in 2017 when the was presented on February 1.

First Published: Sat, February 01 2020. 04:39 IST
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