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Budget Speech: Timing, how to watch, where to watch

Govt may open the tap for a large government spending to keep the growth engines purring.

Last Updated: Feb 01, 2020, 10.50 AM IST
The ailing Indian economy is looking for a booster dose from Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is going to unveil her first full Union Budget in Parliament at around 11 am, Saturday.

There are hopes that the minister may announce some major tax incentives to spur demand and revive market sentiment. The government may also open the tap for a large government spending to keep the growth engines purring.

Along with the Union Budget, the Finance Minister will also present the Rail Budget. Indian Railways saw a 1.85 per cent increase in passenger volumes and registered 5.34 per cent growth in freight volumes in 2018-19, while the consequential train accidents decreased to 41 from 59 on the previous year, Economic Survey 2019-20 said on Friday.

  1. Where to watch Union Budget 2020
    The Budget 2020 Live Stream can be views on Parliament’s website and its YouTube channel. National TV channels like Doordarshan, Lok Sabha TV, Rajya Sabha TV, and other private news channels will also show live telecast of budget 2020 session. will also bring you live updates and instant analysis of the Union Budget 2020 from the experts from organisations KPMG, PWC, YES Securities, Assocham, Kotak among others. Stay hooked to www.ETMarkets.com for live updates and insta analysis of Budget announcement.
  2. Where to get Budget speech & highlights
    You can download the Budget speech and highlights from www.indiabudget.gov.in.

In 1991, Dr Manmohan Singh delivered the longest Budget speech in terms of words, comprising 18,650 words. Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley holds the record for the second-longest speech, comprising 18,604 words, delivered in 2017. The shortest speech comprising 800 words was delivered by HM Patel in 1977 when he presented the Interim Budget.

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