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Video | Union Budget 2017: President Mukherjee addresses joint session, says Govt committed to combat terrorism

The Budget Session Of The Parliament Begins On Tuesday. While The Session Begins With The President’s Address To The Joint Sitting Of The Two Houses, The Same Day The Pre-budget Economic Survey Is Also Tabled.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 31 Jan 2017, 01:43:07 PM

New Delhi:

The Budget Session of the Parliament begins on Tuesday. Union Budget for the financial year 2017-2018 will be presented on Wednesday, February 1. 

While the session begins with the President’s address to the joint sitting of the two Houses, the same day the pre-budget economic survey will be tabled. The practice of separate railway budget presentation is being scrapped from this year. The railway estimates will be part of the Union budget.

On Sunday, the Central Government called for an all-party meet, wherein PM Narendra Modi reached out to opposition for a peaceful and fruitful budget session. 

In this budget session, the government hopes to take up 39 bills apart from the ‘Financial Bill’ in 31 sittings. 

Economic Survey is basically the official report of the economy which is presented every year, usually a day before the Union Budget is presented. For 2016-17, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will table it in the parliament.

Read | Here is everything you need to know about Economic Survey

Here are the live updates: 

#Highlights of President's address to joint session of Parliament: 

- India ratified Paris agreement on 2nd Oct 2016, thereby sending a strong message of our commitment to combating climate change

- Govt has simplified procedures, repealed obsolete laws and eliminated scope for corruption

- India gave a befitting reply to repeated incursions by conducting successful surgicalstrikes

- Govt is committed to combat terrorism, especially in Jammu and Kashmir 

- My Govt is thankful to the GST council for working to resolve the outstanding issues

- To combat black money, corruption, counterfeit currency, terror financing, #govt decided to demonetise old currency notes

- My Govt welcomes constructive debate on simultaneous conduct of elections to Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies

- We are proud of the forces, and the exemplary courage and valour displayed by them

- Our defence forces successfully conducted surgical strike to prevent infiltration by terrorists

- India launched 8 operational missions covering meteorological, navigation, earth observation & communication satellites

- Under the BharatNet Project, Optical Fibre Cables now cover over 75,700 Gram Panchayats

- The National Civil Aviation Policy, will give a major boost to air connectivity in the smaller cities and towns

- Creation of vital next-generation infrastructure has received special attention of my government 

- The Ministry of Tourism has identified a thematic circuit for the North East region

- Govt has approved North East BPO promotion scheme for creation of employment opportunities

- My government is continuing with the special dispensation in the assistance pattern to the North-eastern states 

- My Government has started the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga

- Under its proactive "Act East" policy, my govt is focussing on reducing isolation of the Eastern region & North-east 

- A more focussed approach has been taken towards inclusive development of the notified minority communities

- My Government has taken several measures to ensure that the aspirations of people from all communities are fulfilled 

- The Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan is improving accessibility for the Divyang jan at public places 

- Over 6 lakh Divyang jan  have so far benefitted from 4700 special assistance camps organised since May 2014

- My Government is committed to providing the Divyang jan equal opportunities for development 

- Fourteen different sectors have been identified under the Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana for the empowerment of tribals

- Social and economic equality for the deprived and disempowered sections is the first promise of our constitution

- Implementation of the 7th Pay Commission has benefited 50 lakh employees and 35 lakh pensioners

- Universal Account Number has ensured portability of EPF accounts and has safeguarded the interest of crores of workers

- Shram-eva jayate is one of the foremost guiding principles of my Govt 

- Four decade old demand of OROP has been fulfilled

- By the year end, all the meter gauge tracks in the North East will be converted into broad gauge lines

- To combat black money, corruption, counterfeit currency and terror financing, Govt took decision on 8th Nov 2016 of demonetisation

- My Govt has taken bold decisions in the interests for the poor

- By year end, all the meter gauge tracks in the North East will be converted into broad gauge lines

- All the schemes of my government are for the poor, deprived and underprivileged

- Through the Stand Up India initiative, the #govt plans to empower over 2-and-a-half lakh SCs, STs and women entrepreneurs

- Govt sees Northeast India as 'Asht-Devis'

- A nationwide network of 50 India Intl Skill Centres being established for providing training of global standards to youth

- Over 20 lakh youth have benefitted from the PMKVY

- Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana launched for promoting entrepreneurship education and training amongst 7 lakh students

- National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme has been launched with a budget outlay of Rs. Ten thousand crore

- With motto of “Har Haath ko Hunar”, my govt has taken several steps for skilling youth & improving their employability 

- The revision of Maternity Benefit Act will support pregnant women at the workplace

- Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan will provide comprehensive ante-natal care to all pregnant women 

- The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme is yielding encouraging results

- Our women deserve equal opportunity

- My government is making Nari Shakti an integral part of our development journey

- Three crore Kisan Credit Cards will be converted into RUPAY debit cards soon

- Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana expanded ambit of risk-coverage, doubled sum insured & facilitated lowest-ever premium

- My Government has taken various steps to transform the lives of our farmers

- The sown area in the current Rabi season has shown six percent increase in comparison to last year 

- A favourable monsoon supplemented by farmer-oriented schemes has increased the acreage and yield of most Kharif crops 

- Social and economic equality for deprived sections is the first promise of our constitution, our Govt is committed to fulfil it

- 37 per cent of 1.5 crore beneficiaries of Ujjawal Scheme to provide free LPG cylinder to the poor, belong to the SC/ST category

- 11000 of 18000 villages which were in darkness since independence electrified in record time

- PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Deepa  illustrate strength of our women: President Pranab Mukherjee

- My Govt is making 'naari shakti' an integral part of our development journey, they deserve equal opportunities

- Soaring prices of pulses was matter of great concern around this time last year, my Govt took proactive steps, its now under control

- PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar have displayed strength of Indian women

- Mission Indradhanush commits to vaccinate “every child everywhere” against preventable diseases 

- Under Deen Dayal Upadhayay Gram Jyoti Yojana over 11,000 villages have been electrified in a record time

- 37 percent of the Ujjwala beneficiaries belong to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

- The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will make clean energy accessible to the poor

- Swachh Bharat Abhiyan aims to ensure health and sanitation, particularly for the poor

- My Government is committed to provide shelter to every houseless poor household through the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana

- My Govt has taken many initiatives to improve quality of life of the poor, committed to provide shelter

- Under Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana, over Rs. 16000 crore have been made available to SHGs in the current Financial Year 

- Over Rs 2 Lakh Crore has been provided through 5.6 crore loans sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana 

- To take the banking system to the doorstep of the poor and the unbanked, the Indian Postal Payment Bank has been started 

- Close to 13 crore poor have been covered under various social security schemes

- An unprecedented 26 crore plus Jan Dhan accounts have been opened for the unbanked

- My government is guided by the Antyodaya philosophy of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya

- At the core of all my Govt's policies is the welfare of the garib, dalit, peedit, shoshit, vanchit, kisan, shramik &yuva 

- My government salutes the strength of janashakti and pledges to constructively utilise it in Rashtra Nirman 

- Janashakti has transformed Swachh Bharat Mission into a jan-andolan 

- Resilience & forbearance demonstrated by countrymen recently in fight against black money & corruption is remarkable

- This year marks the Centenary year of Champaran Satyagraha 

- We are observing the one thousandth birth anniversary of the great saint-philosopher Ramanujacharya

- This year marks the 350th birth anniversary of the great Sikh Guru - Guru Gobind Singhji

- The ideal of saha na vavatu, saha nau bhunaktu has inspired our civilisation from time immemorial

- I welcome you all to this Joint Session of both Houses of Parliament 

#Budget Session begins: President addresses joint session of both Houses; terms it historic

#Budget Session: President reaches Parliament, to address joint session in few moments

#Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee en route to Parliament, will address members of both the houses shortly (10:45AM)

#Had discussions with parties individually & collectively. Productive & detailed discussion of budget should be done: PM Modi (10:30AM)

#PM Modi on Union Budget2017: All issues will be discussed minutely, hope Opposition will play its role in successful debate

#PM Modi on Union Budget2017: We are starting new customs of combining railway budget with union budget

#Government ready to discuss every issue. We have nothing to hide, worry about or fear: Venkaiah Naidu

#I hope all political parties understand the importance of Budget Session participate in meaningful & constructive manner: Venkaiah Naidu

#Delhi: Copies of Economic Survey 2017 brought to the Parliament

#Ready to discuss any issue opposition want to discuss, will answer every question raised: MA Naqvi, MoS Parliamentary Affairs

#Mulayam Singh Yadav reaches Parliament, refuses to answer any questions (9:55AM)

#Executive committee of BJP Parliamentary Party to meet today at 4 PM, followed by NDA Meeting at 5 PM

#Congress strategy meet to begin at 9:30 AM in Parliament ahead of joint session of Parliament today

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First Published : 31 Jan 2017, 07:45:00 AM