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Union Budget 2021

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget 2021 on February 1. The Budget is an estimate of income and expenditure of the government for a set period of time. It is an annual financial statement of India. The Budget also documents how much money the Centre could expect to raise in the coming fiscal and how and where it would spend the money. The Budget is prepared by the Ministry of Finance in consultation with other ministries, states and experts. Ministry officials hold discussions with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), private sector and other stakeholders before preparing the Budget.
According to Article 112 of the Indian Constitution, it is mandatory for the government to present this annual statement. The Union Budget is classified into Capital Budget, Revenue Budget and Expenditure Budget.
Coming as it is against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected economies around the world, both developing and developed, Budget 2021 will be keenly watched for policy initiatives to revive the key sectors of the economy. The Indian economy took a major hit this financial year amid months-long nationwide lockdowns to prevent the spread of the virus, leading to an unprecedented GDP contraction of nearly 24 per cent in the first quarter and 7.5 per cent in the second. In the first half of the financial year, the Indian economy has shrunk 15.7 per cent from a year earlier, and for the full year, the National Statistical Organisation (NSO) has projected a 7.7 per cent contraction in its first advance estimates.
The economy has shown some signs of a recovery since the second quarter; all eyes now will be on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to see how she gives a meaningful push in the Budget to expedite the revival. 
Union Budget history
India's first Budget was presented on February 18, 1860, by James Wilson. R K Shanmukham Chetty, the first finance minister of independent India presented the Union Budget on November 26, 1947. In 2001, the then finance minister Yashwant Sinha broke the colonial practice of presenting the Budget in the evening and started the tradition of reading it out from 11 am. Indira Gandhi became the first woman finance minister to present India's Budget in Parliament in 1970. Nirmala Sitharaman, who was appointed as the finance and corporate affairs minister on May 31, 2019, is the second woman to have presented the Budget on July 5, 2019.