Budget session begins today

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New Delhi: The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on Friday. The session will start with an address by President Ram Nath Kovind to the joint sitting of two Houses of Parliament.

President Kovind will deliver a speech in the Central Hall of Parliament at 11 am. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will also chair a meeting of floor leaders of Rajya Sabha at his residence today.

The government on January 31 will release the Economic Survey for 2019-2020 just a day before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents Union Budget 2020-21 on February 1.

The Economic Survey, which is an annual document of the finance ministry, reviews economic progress and issues over the past 12 months and essentially details the performance of major developmental schemes introduced by the government. It also highlights the performance of important government policies and their impact.

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