Budget 2022 LIVE: RS adjourned for the day after Nirmala Sitharaman files economic inquiry
The budget session of Parliament has started and Speaker Ram Nath Kovind addressed the joint session of the two chambers. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also tabled the economic investigation, and new Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) V Anantha Nageswaran will deliver a press conference at 3:45 p.m. during which he will discuss the investigation. . Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha has been adjourned until tomorrow (February 1).
Parliament’s budget session takes place amid the third wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Apart from this, vital parliamentary elections of five states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur and Punjab, are also starting this month. Opposition parties are expected to bring up the issues of farmers, Pegasus spyware and the relief program for the families of Covid-19 victims, among other topics, for debate.
Sitharaman will present a paperless budget this year, continuing the tradition of last year, which was the first time the document was presented in digital form. A mobile app was also released this year for the same. The Minister of Finance will present the budget on February 1 and the first half of the session will continue on February 11. Then there will be almost a month of suspension until the second part of the budget session begins on March 14 and ends on April 8.
To ensure that social distancing norms are maintained due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rajya Sabha will sit between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., while the Lok Sabha will sit from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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January 31, 2022 3:05 PM IST
Rajya Sabha adjourned for day after Sitharaman Tables inquiry
Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the economic survey for 2022-2023.
January 31, 2022 2:31 PM IST
SR Business Advisory Committee meeting will be held tomorrow
Rajya Sabha’s Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting will be held tomorrow (February 1) in Parliament, ANI reports.
Jan 31, 2022 1:06 p.m. IST
Economic Survey predicts economic growth of 8-8.5% in fiscal year 2022-23
In the economic survey presented by Sitharaman, economic growth of 8-8.5% in the 2022-23 financial year was forecast, according to Reuters.
January 31, 2022 12:52 PM IST
Sitharaman files economic study, LS adjourned until tomorrow
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tables the 2022-2023 economic study. Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha has been adjourned until tomorrow (February 1) when the budget will be presented.
Jan 31, 2022 11:48 a.m. IST
President Kovind hails UNESCO label on Kolkata Durga Puja
President Ram Nath Kovind praises UNESCO label on Durga Puja in Kolkata and Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.
Jan 31, 2022 11:44 a.m. IST
President hails Operation Devi Shakti during Afghanistan crisis
President Kovind hails Operation Devi Shakti during the crisis in Afghanistan.
January 31, 2022 11:38 a.m. HST
Delhi-Mumbai highway will be longest, says president
The Delhi-Mumbai highway will be the longest, the president said. He added that the highway is almost complete.
Jan 31, 2022 11:33 a.m. IST
Backbone of Atmanirbhar Bharat’s MSME sector, says President
The MSME sector is the backbone of Atmanirbhar Bharat, says President Kovind.
January 31, 2022 11:29 a.m. HST
President says more than 40 unicorns emerged in India during Covid crisis
President Kovind said more than 40 unicorns have emerged in India during the Covid crisis, while praising India’s startup culture.
January 31, 2022 11:26 a.m. HST
President hails India’s performance at Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics
President Kovind hailed India’s performance at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics during his address.
Jan 31, 2022 11:23 a.m. IST
President welcomes raising marriage age for women to 21
President Ram Nath Kovind hails the raising of the marriage age for women to 21 and the removal of the triple talaq while talking about women’s empowerment and the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign.
January 31, 2022 11:18 a.m. HST
President Kovind salutes the country’s small farmers
President Ram Nath Kovind praises the country’s small farmers.
Jan 31, 2022 11:14 a.m. IST
Over 23 million people have registered on e-SHRAM portal so far, says Chairman Kovind
So far, more than 23 million people have registered on the e-SHRAM portal, President Kovind said during his address to both chambers.
January 31, 2022 11:10 a.m. HST
Vaccination is proof of India’s ability to fight Covid, says president
Vaccination is proof of India’s ability to fight Covid, says President Kovind.
Jan 31, 2022 11:04 a.m. IST
President says remembering history is important for moving forward
President Ram Nath Kovind said remembering history is important for moving forward, during his speech. It celebrates the 75th anniversary of India’s independence and the ongoing “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”.
Jan 31, 2022 11:02 a.m. IST
Speaker Kovind addresses both chambers ahead of budget session
Speaker Ram Nath Kovind addresses both chambers ahead of the budget session.
Jan 31, 2022 10:43 a.m. IST
PM Modi calls for debate with ‘good intentions’ ahead of budget
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged all leaders, including the opposition, to engage in a debate with “good intention” ahead of parliament’s session on the Union budget.
January 31, 2022 10:40 am IST
PM Modi addresses media ahead of budget session
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media ahead of the start of the 2022-2023 budget session.
January 31, 2022 07:57 IST
Parliament’s Union budget session starts today
Parliament’s budget session will begin today. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will table the economic survey after which new Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) V Anantha Nageswaran will address a press briefing at 3.45pm to discuss it.