Union Budget to be presented one month in advance: PM

Published: 26th October 2016 09:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2016 09:49 PM   |  A+A-


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.


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