Budget Live Streaming: How to watch live telecast Union Budget 2019 Lok Sabha Tv

India's economy has hit a five-year low growth of 6.8 per cent in 2018-19. All eyes are now on how the finance minister proposes to steer the economy.

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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman created a stir hours before she was set to deliver her first Budget speech 2019 on July 5. Ditching the age-old colonial practice of carrying the budget speech in a briefcase, the finance minister chose a red cloth with the national emblem of India embossed on it. Will this 'departure' be reflected in her budget announcements too? Expectations are running high.

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Commenting on replacing the fabled briefcase with this red cloth, chief economic advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian said, "It is in Indian tradition. It symbolises our departure from the slavery of Western thought. It is not a budget but a 'bahi khata'(ledger)."

India's economy has hit a five-year low growth of 6.8 per cent in 2018-19. All eyes are now on how the finance minister proposes to steer the economy.

budget1_070519104434.jpgLive streaming: Watch finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman deliver her maiden speech Lok Sabha Tv. (Photo: ANI)

Agri-based budget?

The budget may introduce some incentives for farmers in order to boost their income. A stress fund may also get introduced. 

budget_070519104446.jpgBudget 2019 Live streaming: Copies being brought to Parliament on July 5. (Photo: ANI)Job creation, investments

Job creation will be the top priority for Nirmala Sitharaman. With unemployment at a 45-year high, the government is likely to offer a roadmap on improving job creation figures over the next five years. 

Income tax benefits likely

The government is expected to hike income tax deductions under some sections of the Income Tax Act. 

Also Read: Union Budget 2019: Why expectations on income tax, farmers and corporates are running high

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