Jan 30, 2024By: ET Online
The Union Budget 2024 will be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. This year, it will be an Interim Budget ahead of Lok Sabha elections.
Nirmala Sitharaman has made a number of records during her stint as the Finance Minister of India. Here are her records related to Budget.
Sitharaman is the first full-time woman finance minister to present the Budget. Before her, Indira Gandhi assumed the Finance portfolio after Moraji Desai resigned.
Sitharaman is also the first FM to ditch the traditional leather briefcase carrying Budget papers and adopt a red silk bag with the national emblem.
The longest budget speech was delivered by Nirmala Sitharaman. She broke her own record while presenting the 2020-21 budget, speaking for 162 minutes.
Nirmala Sitharaman broke another record in 2021—the year of the Covid pandemic—when she presented the first paperless budget. She read the speech from a digital tablet.
Sitharaman is set to equal Moraji Desai's record of presenting six Budgets in a row in 2024. She is the first woman to do this.
Budget 2024 is scheduled to be presented on February 1, Thursday.
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