Union budget on July 6, rail budget on July 3 (Lead)

June 15th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The union budget for 2009-10 would be presented on July 6 and the railways budget three days earlier on July 3.
The schedule for the budget session of parliament was decided at a meeting of the union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh before his departure for the Russian city of Yekaterinburg to attend the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) summits.

It was decided that the budget session of parliament would start July 2 with the presentation of the Economic Survey and go on till Aug 7.

The presentation of the Economic Survey, the railways and the union budgets would be followed by a discussion on the demands for grants of select ministries, said a statement.

Parliament had adjourned June 9 after a debate on the presidential address to both houses.

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