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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This segment will also include explanations on how a budget is made, budget terminology made easy for the layman and historical references to past budgets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 Minister’s 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 PM’s 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 Secy’s 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 development etc).

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).

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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.
Made available on the Web on the same day, by MediaWeb India, on
The Indian Economy Overview (http://www.m-web.com).

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