New Delhi: Expectations from Union Budget 2021 are running high especially with the Indian economy taking a hit in the wake of the pandemic and the resulting restrictions. In the run-up to Budget 2021, CNN-News18 has lined-up an array of in-depth yet engaging programming titled ‘Restarting India- Budget 2021’ that will aim to decode the complexities of the announcements for the viewers.
Set against the backdrop of a slowing economy, rising prices, and a decline in consumption, the channel will focus on India’s growth agenda by bringing think tanks and industry experts such as Kiran Majumdar Shaw, Chairperson, and Managing Director, Biocon Limited; Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, Hero Enterprise; and Dr. Surjit Bhalla, Executive Director for India at the International Monetary Fund and an economist. With diverse formats and a data-driven approach, the channel will also present an exclusive and comprehensive LIVE budget coverage through the day, catching the pulse of the market sentiments, and anticipating the changes the Budget will bring about for the country. Post the Budget, CNN-News18 will feature an exclusive interview with Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman who will talk at length about her budget announcement and the steps taken to revive the economy impacted by the COVID-19.
Apart from this, the channel will also air a special show ‘Budget and You’. The power-packed show will talk about the implications of the taxes on people and industries, as per the newly declared budget.
The programming will be led by the channel’s best editorial experts including Zakka Jacob, Managing Editor, Anand Narasimhan, Executive Editor, and Marya Shakil, Political Editor.
Catch the most insightful and sharp analysis of the Union Budget on February 1, 2021, only on CNN-News18