Rly Budget on Jul 1, Union Budget on Jul 3

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Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi, Jun 4: Reports suggest that the Railway Budget for the year 2009-10 would be presented on Jul 1 followed by Economic Survey on Jul 2. The Union Budget reportedly will be presented on Jul 3 with focus on 'Aam Admi', while providing special attention to sectors hit hard by global crisis.

Earlier Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that this year's budget will bring out policies and priorities of the new UPA government, "I would not like to have a second batch of vote on account... the Budget will be presented in the first week of July," he said.

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"Aam Admi is to be at the focal point," he said, adding the manifesto proposed to increase the minimum wages under the NREGA scheme to Rs 100 per day. Similarly, he added, the issue of providing food security would get top priority.

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