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Parliament Budget Session: Economic Survey calls for close monitoring of Current Account Deficit | Highlights

Parliament Budget Session 2023: The government has planned to bring around 36 bills - including four related to the budgetary exercise - during the session.

Anurag Roushan Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan New Delhi Updated on: January 31, 2023 23:49 IST
Parliament Budget Session 2023 begins today
Image Source : INDIA TV Parliament Budget Session 2023 begins today

Parliament Budget Session 2023: The Budget session of Parliament commenced today (January 31) as opposition parties geared up to target the government on a range of issues, while the Centre asserted it was willing to discuss every matter allowed by rules. The session began with the maiden address of President Droupadi Murmu to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament. The address essentially highlighted the government’s achievements and policy priorities. The Economic Survey was also tabled today (Tuesday) after the President's address. The Budget session will have 27 sittings. The first part of the session will conclude on February 14. Later, the Parliament will reconvene on March 12 for the second part of the session and continue till April 6. Meanwhile, the government has planned to bring around 36 bills - including four related to the budgetary exercise - during the session.

BUDGET 2023: FULL COVERAGE

Parliament Budget Session 2023 | Highlights

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  • 4:37 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    Enhanced domestic coal production to replace imports: Economic Survey

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    There has also been constant efforts to improve system capacity utilisation from about 80 per cent to above 90 per cent. Various measures have been initiated towards achieving self-reliance in coal production. These include FDI under the automatic route, auctioning of coal blocks for commercial production, expansion of existing mines and opening of new mines, greater use of mass production technology in mining, mechanisation of loading and development of evacuation infrastructure, among others, the survey said.

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  • 2:08 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    No mention of unemployment in President's Address: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

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  • 1:20 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Need to closely monitor current account deficit: Economic Survey

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  • 1:10 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Nirmala Sitharaman tables Economic Survey

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  • 12:50 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    India's global relations with other countries are at their best now: VP Dhankar

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  • 12:15 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    India is in better position than other countries due to govt's decisions: President

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  • 12:02 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    President Murmu lauds Centre's 'unprecedented emphasis on innovation & entrepreneurship'

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  • 11:36 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Centre's 'Jal Jeevan Mission' provided water access to over 11 crore people: President Murmu

    Applauding the central government's initiatives, President Murmu said that more than 11 crore people across the country have access to water now due to the 'Jal Jeevan Mission.'  "About 11 crore families have been connected with piped water supply in three years under the Jal Jeevan Mission. Poor families are getting the maximum benefit from this," she added. 

  • 11:20 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    India is providing solutions to the world: President Murmu

    President Murmu emphasised that India's self-confidence is at its highest and the country is providing solutions to the world. She also envisaged for a poverty-free India, whose middle class would also lead a prosperous life. "There should be an India that will not have poverty, whose middle class will also be prosperous, an India whose youth and women will stand at the front to show a path to society & the country, an India whose youth stays two steps ahead of time," she added. 

     

  • 11:11 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    President Murmu stresses on making India an 'Aatmanirbhar' nation

    During her address, President Murmu stressed on making India 'Aatmanirbhar' and capable of fulfilling its humanitarian duties. "By 2047, we have to build a nation that will be connected to the pride of the past and which will have all the golden chapters of modernity. We have to build an India that will be 'aatmanirbhar' and capable to fulfill its humanitarian duties," she added. 

  • 11:08 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    President Murmu addresses joint sitting of both Houses in Parliament

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  • 11:00 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Rajya Sabha Business Advisory Council meeting to be held today afternoon

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  • 10:58 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    President Murmu departs for Parliament House

    President Droupadi Murmu departed from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the Parliament House to address the joint session of both Houses. 

  • 10:54 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

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  • 10:43 AM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

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  • 10:40 AM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

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  • 9:16 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

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  • 9:07 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

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  • 9:04 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    PM Modi to interact with media before commencement of Budget Session

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  • 7:18 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Congress seeks discussion on China in Budget session of Parliament

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  • 7:12 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    What comprises Economic Survey?

    The Economic Survey is released a day before the presentation of the Budget. It provides a summary of the country's annual economic growth and outlines the economy's medium- and short-term prospects. The finance ministry's chief economic adviser is in charge of preparing this document. It also plays a significant role in analyzing various trends in various economic sectors, including export, import infrastructure, industrial production, agriculture, and others. The first economic survey reportedly came into existence in 1950-51, when it used to be a part of the budget documents. In the 1960s, it was separated from the Budget documents and presented day prior to the Union Budget.

     

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  • 7:10 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

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  • 7:08 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Nirmala Sitharaman to present last full-fledged Budget before 2024 General elections

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