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FM Nirmala Sitharamn allocates 100 cr for hosting G-20 Presidency in 2022

During this meeting, India would be able to drive the global economic and development agenda, the Finance Minister said while presenting the Budget for 2020-21 in Parliament

Press Trust of India 

Nirmala Sitharaman
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Photo: Dalip Kumar

Finance Minister on Saturday said India will host the G-20 Presidency in 2022 and Rs 100 crore has been allocated for this purpose.

During this meeting, India would be able to drive the global economic and development agenda, the Finance Minister said while presenting the Budget for 2020-21 in Parliament.

"I am happy to inform that India will host G-20 Presidency in the year 2022 - the year of 75th anniversary of independence of Indian Nation," she said.

India would be able to drive considerably the global economic and development agenda during this presidency, the minister said.

"For this historic occasion, I allocate a sum of Rs 100 crore to begin the preparations," she added.

The G20 (or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 19 countries and the European Union (EU).

First Published: Sat, February 01 2020. 16:20 IST
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