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‘It was needed’: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on her ‘lengthy’ Budget speech

Pointing to elaborate pre-budget consultations with stakeholders and efforts to fulfil the aspirations of every sector, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said she had a need to speak for such a duration and it became “inevitable.”

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2020-21 in the Lok Sabha, in New Delhi, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.(PTI)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2020-21 in the Lok Sabha, in New Delhi, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 08, 2020 10:47 PM IST
Chennai | ByPress Trust of India

Winners and losers: Who got how much in Nirmala Sitharaman’s first budget

In her maiden budget speech Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced plans to sell India’s first global sovereign bonds and ease rules for overseas investors to help revive economic growth.

Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 28, 2020 10:38 PM IST
Bloomberg | ByArchana Chaudhary

Budget 2019: ‘Will consider opening up FDI in aviation, media’: Nirmala Sitharaman

The finance minister said India’s economy, which stood at 1.85 trillion dollars in 2014 had reached 2.7 trillion US dollars and would cross the 3 trillion dollar-mark later this financial year.

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government would look at opening up foreign investment in aviation, media, animation, visual effects, gaming and comics and insurance sectors.(AFP)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government would look at opening up foreign investment in aviation, media, animation, visual effects, gaming and comics and insurance sectors.(AFP)
Updated on May 28, 2020 07:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Budget 2019: 10 things to look out for in Nirmala Sitharaman’s first budget

The first budget of the Narendra Modi government’s second tenure, which he won with a massive mandate, is expected to be a precursor of major economic reform with an objective to make India a $5 trillion economy by 2024, about double its current size.

Updated on May 28, 2020 06:28 PM IST
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