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At 91 minutes, Sitharaman's 4th Budget speech the shortest ever

Source: ANI
February 01, 2022 16:30 IST
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With Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget presentation lasting for about one hour 31 minutes on Tuesday, the finance minister's budget speech this year became the shortest ever since 2019.

Photograph: ANI Photo/Sansad TV.

Last year, Sitharaman's budget speech lasted for about one hour 48 minutes, while in 2020 it went on for 2 hours 40 minutes, which was the longest speech ever.


In the year before that, the speech was 2 hours 17 minutes long.

Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2022-23 in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

The Budget will lay the foundation for India's economic growth and expansion for the next 25 years, the finance minister said while presenting the document.

"This Union Budget seeks to lay the foundation and give a blueprint of the economy over Amrit Kal of next 25 years -- from India at 75 to India at 100," Sitharaman said while presenting her fourth Union Budget.

She said India is in a strong position to withstand future challenges.

The finance minister said the government's focus will continue on boosting public investment to modernise infrastructure.

One of the priority areas of the government in the coming years would be the PM Gati Shakti programme. Seven engines of the PM Gati Shakti initiative are roads, railways, airports, ports, mass transport, waterways and logistics infra, she said.

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Source: ANI

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