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Budget 2021: FM Nirmala Sitharaman to present first-ever paperless Budget today

Budget 2021: FM Nirmala Sitharaman to present first-ever paperless Budget today”

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is now presenting the Union Budget 2021-22 in Parliament amid huge public expectations at a time when India is recovering from the COVID-19 crisis. "The urban swachh bharat mission 2.0 will be implemented with a total financial allocation of Rs 1.41 lakh crore over a period of 5 years from 2021", the FM said.

"Sharp increase in capital budget in BE 2020-21".

This morning, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made her way to the Parliament, a 'Made in India" tablet wrapped in a velvety red cloth in tow - a contrast to the traditional "bahi khata' (ledger wrapped in a red cloth) that she'd been carrying in the past two years. This app has been developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) along with the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA). The papers did not get printed for the first time since Independence, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sitharaman will present the Budget at 11 the Lok Sabha.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with MoS for Finance Anurag Thakur leaves the Finance Ministry for the Parliament to announce the 2021-22 Union Budget in New Delhi.

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The Budget comes at a time when India has been battling with the Covid-19 pandemic and the economy is reeling under the aftereffects of the lockdown.

The Congress MP from Kerala's Waynad took to Twitter and tweeted, " Budget 2021 must: -Support MSMEs, farmers and workers to generate employment.

The FY22 health and well-being spend has been pegged at 2.23 lakh crore, Sitharaman said.

At the beginning of the joint session of Parliament on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also said that the Finance Minister had already announced 3-4 mini Budgets and that the 2021-22 Budget would be historic.

# Sitharaman also said that the government will launch Mission Poshan 2.0 and Jal Jeevan Mission Urban.

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