Photos: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents Budget 2021

Published on Feb 01, 2021 03:25 PM IST
  • Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman released her third budget that under the Narendra Modi-led BJP government on February 1. The first budget of the new decade comes amidst a pandemic hit economy and farmers' protests. The finance minister had earlier claimed that this budget will be like never before and in line with the idea the minister also did away with certain traditions that had been followed up until now.
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Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman holds a case containing a tablet device, instead of the “bahi khata” seen in recent years, before heading to present the Union Budget 2021-22, at Ministry of Finance in New Delhi on February 1. This year marks the first time a paperless budget document was presented in Parliament.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 03:25 PM IST

Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman holds a case containing a tablet device, instead of the “bahi khata” seen in recent years, before heading to present the Union Budget 2021-22, at Ministry of Finance in New Delhi on February 1. This year marks the first time a paperless budget document was presented in Parliament.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of the Parliament on February 1. The minister said in parliament that the budget this year relies on six pillars of health, infrastructure, inclusive development, innovation, governance and human capital.( LSTV / PTI)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 03:25 PM IST

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of the Parliament on February 1. The minister said in parliament that the budget this year relies on six pillars of health, infrastructure, inclusive development, innovation, governance and human capital.( LSTV / PTI)

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President Ram Nath Kovind with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, before the Budget Session, on February 1. Sitharaman said the government is ready to revive growth across all sectors of the economy and the fiscal deficit for FY21 has been pegged at 9.5% of the GDP, and will come down to 6.8% in FY22. (PTI)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 03:25 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, before the Budget Session, on February 1. Sitharaman said the government is ready to revive growth across all sectors of the economy and the fiscal deficit for FY21 has been pegged at 9.5% of the GDP, and will come down to 6.8% in FY22. (PTI)

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Security personnel scan sacks containing copies of the budget for FY 2021-22, during the Budget Session on February 1. The finance minister announced a slew of measures to aid the recovery of the economy battered by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). There was also an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections in four states as the finance minister announced infrastructure projects for Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and West Bengal.(Manvender Vashisht / PTI)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 03:25 PM IST

Security personnel scan sacks containing copies of the budget for FY 2021-22, during the Budget Session on February 1. The finance minister announced a slew of measures to aid the recovery of the economy battered by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). There was also an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections in four states as the finance minister announced infrastructure projects for Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and West Bengal.(Manvender Vashisht / PTI)

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Workers unload boxes from a truck at a market during early morning in Mumbai on February 1. The government has proposed via the budget to incentivise incorporation of one person companies (OPCs), a move that will benefit startups and innovators and push the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 03:25 PM IST

Workers unload boxes from a truck at a market during early morning in Mumbai on February 1. The government has proposed via the budget to incentivise incorporation of one person companies (OPCs), a move that will benefit startups and innovators and push the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

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Farmers at work on the outskirts of Amritsar, on February 1. Stressing that the government is committed to farmers' welfare, the Finance Minister said that the MSP regime has undergone a "sea change" to assure price at least 1.5 times of production cost with sharp increase in procurement of food grains and payments. (Narinder Nanu / AFP)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 03:25 PM IST

Farmers at work on the outskirts of Amritsar, on February 1. Stressing that the government is committed to farmers' welfare, the Finance Minister said that the MSP regime has undergone a "sea change" to assure price at least 1.5 times of production cost with sharp increase in procurement of food grains and payments. (Narinder Nanu / AFP)

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A pedestrian watches a digital screen relaying the budget speech by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai on February 1. In Budget 2021-22, the income tax slabs have stayed the same as the previous year. Only those above 75 years, who depend on pension income, were exempt from ITR filing.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 03:25 PM IST

A pedestrian watches a digital screen relaying the budget speech by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai on February 1. In Budget 2021-22, the income tax slabs have stayed the same as the previous year. Only those above 75 years, who depend on pension income, were exempt from ITR filing.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

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Security personnel stand guard next to barricades outside the Parliament while the annual budget is being presented on February 1. To push growth via infrastructure creation, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hiked the government's capital expenditure for FY 2021-22 by 34.5 per cent to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5.5 lakh crore.(Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS)
Published on Feb 01, 2021 03:25 PM IST

Security personnel stand guard next to barricades outside the Parliament while the annual budget is being presented on February 1. To push growth via infrastructure creation, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hiked the government's capital expenditure for FY 2021-22 by 34.5 per cent to 5.5 lakh crore.(Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS)

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