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Union Budget 2021-22

Sitharaman doubles healthcare spending, imposes new agri cess in Budget for financial year 2022

February 01, 2021

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives to address post-budget press conference, at National Media Centre in New Delhi.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses post-budget press conference after presenting the Union Budget 2019-20, in New Delhi.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses post-budget press conference after presenting the Union Budget 2019-20, in New Delhi.

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

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A woman looks walks inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) office, as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is seen on a television presenting the annual budget in Mumbai.

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People watch Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presenting Union Budget 2021-21 on television sets, at an electronics store in Prayagraj.

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks at Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

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A laborer works on an under construction flyover in Jammu. India’s government announced it will boost healthcare spend amid the coronavirus pandemic and said it was committed to the development of the financial institutions and shoring up of infrastructure to get the pandemic-ravaged nation back as the world's fastest-growing major economy.

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Pedestrians watch stock prices on a digital screen on the façade of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), during the Budget Session of the Parliament, in Mumbai. The BSE benchmark Sensex zoomed over 1,700 points – level driven by gains in financial stock, following the budget speech.

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Members of Uttar Pradesh Adarsh Vyapar Mandal and FICCI during a budget debate while watching Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's speech on Union Budget 2021-22, in Lucknow.

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Pedestrians watch stock prices on a digital screen on the façade of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), during the Budget Session of the Parliament, in Mumbai.

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Pedestrians watch stock prices on a digital screen on the façade of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), during the Budget Session of the Parliament, in Mumbai.

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A share broker watches stock prices on a screen as Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents Union Budget 2021-22, in Kolkata.

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People watch Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman present the Union Budget 2021-21 on television sets, during the Budget Session of Parliament, at their home in New Delhi.

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Samples of pulses at a shop, in Guwahati. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the MSP regime has undergone a "sea change" to assure price at least 1.5 times of production cost with sharp increase in procurement of foodgrains and payment to farmers.

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People watch Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman present the Union Budget 2021-21 on television sets, during the Budget Session of Parliament, at their home in New Delhi.

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People watch Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman present the Union Budget 2021-21 on television sets, during the Budget Session of Parliament, at an electronics store in Patna.

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A vendor sells vegetables at a market, in Guwahati. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the MSP regime has undergone a "sea change" to assure price at least 1.5 times of production cost with sharp increase in procurement of foodgrains and payment to farmers.

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People watch Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presenting Union Budget 2021-21 on television sets, at an electronics store in Kolkata.

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Security personnel use an IED detector on sacks containing copies of 15th Finance Commission for FY 2021-22, during the Budget Session at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman along with the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Singh Thakur arrives at Parliament House to present the General Budget 2021-22, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, before the Budget Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, before the Budget Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi. MoS Anurag Thakur and other members of finance ministry are also seen.

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS Finance Anurag Thakur and finance ministry officials departs from North Block to present the General Budget at Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman holds a folder case containing the Union Budget 2021-22 as she poses for a group photograph with MoS Finance Anurag Thakur and other members of finance ministry, at North Block in New Delhi.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman holds a folder case containing the Union Budget 2021-22 as she poses for a group photograph with MoS Finance Anurag Thakur and other members of finance ministry, at North Block in New Delhi.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman holds a case containing a tablet device, during the Budget Session of the Parliament, at Parliament House in New Delhi. Sitharaman replaced the 'bahi khata' and switched to a tablet, with the Union Budget set to be delivered in paperless form for the first time.

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, departs from North Block to present the General Budget at Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at the Ministry of Finance, in New Delhi.

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