Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman carries annual federal budget for the year 2019-20 to be presented at the parliament house in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government proposes to invest heavily in infrastructure, digital economy and job creation to push a slugging economy with a 45-year high unemployment rate of 6.1 percent. Unveiling the budget after a major victory in national elections, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday set a target of growing India into a $5 trillion economy by 2025 from the present $2.7 trillion.
President Ram Nath Kovind poses for a photograph with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS Anurag Thakur and her team ahead of the presentation of Union Budget 2019-20, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, second right, and junior Finance Minister Anurag Thakur, second left, stands for the media outside the parliament house before unveiling the annual federal budget in New Delhi.
Union Minister for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman and MoS Anurag Thakur and Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg during the 'Halwa Ceremony' to mark the beginning of printing of budgetary documents, in New Delhi.