Where to watch Interim Budget 2024? Time, FAQs, livestreaming and all you need to know

The Budget session will be the last Parliament session ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha polls

Nirmala Sitharaman with officials before heading to the Parliament to present the Interim Union Budget 2024 Nirmala Sitharaman with officials before heading to the Parliament to present the Interim Union Budget 2024 | Josekutty Panackal

With Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman all set to table the Interim Budget 2024 in the Parliament, all eyes are on key decisions made by the Centre ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

When will Interim Budget 2024 be tabled?

Interim Budget 2024 wil be presented by the finance minister on Thursday, February 1, at 11am. The Union Budget session, the last session ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, commenced on January 31 and will conclude on February 9.

Where to watch Interim Budget 2024 live?

The interim budget can be watched live on Doordarshan and the Parliament Sansad TV. The official YouTube channels of Doordarshan and  Sansad TV will also telecast the event live.

Where to access Interim Budget documents?

The budget documents will be available in the Union Budget Mobile App as mandated by the Indian Constitution after the finance minister concludes her Budget speech. These include the Annual Financial Statement, Demand for Grants and the Finance Bill.

The app, which is available in English and Hindi, can be downloaded on Android and iOS platforms. The documents are also available on the Union Budget web portal www.indiabudget.gov.in.

Budget jargon simplified

If you are feeling confused by the complicated Budget terms, click HERE to check out our guide to financial terms that you may come across during the ongoin Budget session.

How is Union Budget prepared?

Budget preparation begins six months before the scheduled date of February 1, 2024. The budget should be passed by both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha before the next fiscal year begins on April 1, 2024. The previous Union Budget was passed on March 23, 2023. To know the detailed budget preparation process, click HERE.

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