Tie-Up with APCA for Live Coverage of Budget
You sent us your questions for the Finance Minister
... and he answered them live on TV just after the budget at 2100 hrs.
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- The Indian Economy Overview has tied up with APCA, the people who will provide live coverage of the Budget on Doordarshan. This site will be mirroring content from the live Television coverage.
- We will be forwarding your questions to the Television studio, to be asked when the Finance Minister is interviewed live during the post-budget discussions.
Program schedule for the live coverage of the budget between 1630 hours and 2300 hours IST on DD 2 scheduled for February 28, 1997. This programming may be available on DD International also (updates awaited)
|Time (IST)||Program Schedule|
|1630-1700 hrs||Budget expectations from all walks of life
in Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, Bangalore and
Ahmedabad. Apart from talking to individuals, the focus
will be on one family from each city. The family will be
sounded once again on reactions to the budget at the end
of the programme.
This segment will also include explanations on how a budget is made, budget terminology made easy for the layman and historical references to past budgets
Anchors: Vinod Dua and Siddharth Bhatia
Panel: Madhu Dandavate, Deepak Nayyar Onkar Goswami
This segment will be canned in advance
|Finance Ministers speech live from Parliament. In case there is a delay this segment will be covered by DD from Parliament OB van since anchors will be in quarantine.|
|1830-1900||First reactions on the budget through
studio discussion and PMs comment: Live feed from
Parliament. Graphics on budget highlights.
Anchors: Vinod Dua & Siddharth Bhatia
Panel: Office bearers from FICCI, CII and Assocham
|1900-1945||Macro level discussion and reactions to
budget. Focus on impact on inflation, growth rate, stock
market, infrastructure, deficit etc.
Live feed from Parliament OB for MPs reactions.
Live feed from Delhi CII OB with Shekhar Datta (Pres CII) and JJ Irani (TISCO)
Live feed from Bombay Stock Exchange with BSE chief Damani & RBI governor Rangarajan.
Anchors: Vinod Dua & Deepak Nayyar
Panel: Finance & Revenue Secys H.S.Singhania(Assocham)/R. Seshasayee (CII Infrastructure ctte)
|1945-2030||Micro level discussion on how the rupee
comes and goes, tax (personal & corporate),
administered prices of petroleum, fertiliser etc,
expenditure on infrastructure, defence etc.
Anchors: Vinod Dua & N.N.Vohra (former Home/defence secy).
Panel: Expenditure and Revenue Secys V.Suresh (HUDCO chairman)/M M Chitale (Pres Institute of Chartered Accountants India).
|2030-2130||Macro level discussion on thrust of budget
covering every sector.
Live feed from Delhi CII OB with Rahul Bajaj
Live feed from FICCI OB
Live feed from BSE OB van with Jamshed Godrej, Deepak Parekh (HFDC) Nimesh Kampani (JM Fin)
Live feed from Bangalore Windsor Manor OB with Ashok Soota (Wipro), K N Shenoy (ABB) Vijay Mallaya (UB)/Nambiar (BPL)
Live feed from Cal Kendra with Ashim Dasgupta WB Fin Min (to be confirmed), Rajive Kaul (NICCO), Deepak Khaitan (Williamson Magor) Yogi Deveshwar ITC (To be confirmed)
Live feed from Ahmedabad with CEO of Torrent pharma, MD of SEWA bank and Director of IIM
Live feed from Madras with M V.Subbaiah(Parrys), N.Ram (Editor Businessline) & Suresh Krishna of Sundaram Fasteners (to be confirmed)
Anchors: Vinod Dua and L.C.Jain
Panel: Finance Minister, and former finance ministers Pranab Mukherjee and Jaswant Singh
|2130-2200||Sectoral discussions on agriculture and
agri-products, consumer goods labour, employment etc
Anchors: Vinod Dua & S.K.Goyal
Panel: Dr Yogendra Alagh (to be confirmed), M K Pandhe Union leader Anil Bhargava (PAM pharma and processed foods)
|2200-2230||Focussed discussion on impact of budget on
social sector (health, education, employment, rural
Anchors: Vinod Dua & Arvind Das
Panel: Sarla Gopalan, Swami Agnivesh and Arjun Sengupta
|2230-2300||Consumer reactions from Delhi, Bombay
Bangalore, Madras (2215-2230 since there is regional
film), Calcutta and Ahmedabad. Families interviewed
earlier for expectations (see 1630-1700 hours) will be
asked for reactions. Feeds from Calcutta, Bombay, Madras,
Ahmedabad and Bangalore with reactions on tape plus
interaction with field reporters
Anchors: Vinod Dua & A.N.Sen
Panel: Tara Sinha, P C Sen Awasthi (DCM).
Brought to you courtesy APCA
In parallel with APCA's live coverage on Doordarshan 2
The Indian Fiscal Budget, 1997
Presented to Parliament by the Finance Minister, Mr.P.Chidambaram, on 27th February, 1997.
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