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Budget session starts with President Pranab Mukherjee's address

Feb 21, 2013 , ,

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Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday addressed the Joint Session of Parliament. He said the past year was financially difficult for India with the economy experiencing slower growth.

The Left parties boycotted the address because of the bandh called by the trade unions.

Highlights:

Budget session of Parliament starts with Presidential address

* President Pranab Mukherjee addresses his first joint session of Parliament

* President Pranab Mukherjee says past year was financially difficult for India.

* Indian economy is experiencing slower growth, Mukherjee says in his Address to Parliament.

* Foodgrains position is comfortable; govt committed to enact Food Security Bill: President.

* Inflation easing gradually, but still a problem, says Mukherjee.

* Govt concerned over sexual offences against women; has begun implementing series of administrative measures to improve safety: President.

* Govt considering a scheme for concessional credit to handloom sector to benefit about 10 lakh weavers: President


(Courtsy by : Express news service )

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