Like every year, 'Halwa Ceremony' was held at Finance Ministry ahead of upcoming Union Budget. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur, were present during the ceremony. The halwa ceremony is a customary tradition which marks the process of printing documents of the Budget. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no printing of the Budget. MPs will be able to access the budget documents through a mobile app.
Handicraft industries in Uttar Pradesh expecting supportive measures from Budget 2021. Brass artisans in Moradabad expect this year's budget will help boost their businesses. "We expect supportive measures from the union govt for brass artisans," said an artisan. "I urge govt to cut down electricity charges so that workers can make more profit," another artisan said. Earlier this week, FM Nirmala Sitharaman had held meeting with state finance ministers. The state ministers had suggested steps to revive growth and boost revenue collection in the backdrop of Covid-19 crisis. The Union Budget 2020-21 will be presented at 11 am on February 1.
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Addressing at an event in the national capital on December 25, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke on farm laws. FM Sitharaman said, "Opposition parties in their manifestos for 2019 Lok Sabha elections called three Farm Laws important for providing relief to the farmers." "Since, the government that passed the laws is not theirs, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji's, they can't accept it and are opposing it," she added.
A laser light show at Victoria Memorial portrayed the life of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose during the celebrations of his 125th birth anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar witnessed the spectacle. PM Modi is in Kolkata to celebrate 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
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