Pranab Mukherjee begins presenting interim budget for next fiscal

February 16th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee began presenting the interim budget for the next fiscal amid expectations that measures will be announced to cushion the impact of global meltdown on the Indian economy, and help revive consumer demand.

The exercise began with Mukherjee reading out his budget speech in the Lok Sabha, during which he will also seek an approval to finance the government’s expenditure, till such time the regular budget is presented by a new government after elections, and passed by parliament.

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