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Finance Ministry to go green; print less copies of Survey, Budget

Following Up On The Recommendations Of A Parliamentary Standing Committee, Finance Ministry Has Decided To Go Green And Print Lesser Number Of Copies Of The Economic Survey And Budget.

PTI | Updated on: 22 Feb 2016, 06:42:15 PM

New Delhi :

Following up on the recommendations of a Parliamentary Standing Committee, Finance Ministry has decided to go green and print lesser number of copies of the Economic Survey and Budget.

The copies of the two important documents would be available online once they are tabled in Parliament.

As the ministry has decided to print lesser number of documents, it has drastically curtailed the number of printed copies, which would be made available to the media houses.

They will now be getting only three hard copies of the Economic Survey and Budget. Earlier, all accredited journalists were entitled to get a copy of these documents.

The Standing Committee of Parliament had earlier desired that the number of printed copies of Budget sets be reduced and made available online.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will table Economic Survey in Parliament on February 26 and the Union Budget for 2016-17 on February 29.

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First Published : 22 Feb 2016, 06:29:00 PM