The Big Picture - First Half of Budget Session 2020
The upper house of parliament- Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till March 2, after the culmination of first phase of the Budget session. The second phase of Parliament's budget session will commence from March 2nd and will go on till April 3rd. In the first part of the session, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed a joint sitting of Parliament on January 31, the first day of the session. The President’s address was followed by the presentation of the Union Budget 2020 on February 1st in the Lok Sabha. Replying to the debate on her Budget for 2020-21 in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, the Finance Minister said green shoots of recovery were visible with a rebound in industrial activity and GST collection crossing Rs 1 lakh crore-mark in six months of the current fiscal.