NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Union Budget will be presented about a month in advance to ensure speedier implementation of the projects and asked the states to align their plans accordingly.
Modi made the remarks during the 16th interaction through PRAGATI -- the ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.
"The Prime Minister mentioned that the Union Budget presentation is being advanced by about a month to ensure speedier implementation of projects and schemes. He urged all states to align their plans with this advancement, so that they could take maximum advantage of this move," a Prime Minister's Office release said.
Generally, the Union Budget is presented at the end of February every year.