New Delhi: As the countdown to the 2022 Union budget begins, all eyes are now on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who will present her fourth budget on February 1, 2022.
Last year the budget was presented for the first time in a paperless format by FM Sitharaman, which reached Parliament using a tablet instead of the traditional ‘Bahi-Khata’. Also this year FM Sitharaman will present a paperless budget.
Parliament’s budget session began on January 31 with the address of President Ram Nath Kovind. The first phase of the budget session runs from January 31st to February 11th and the second phase from March 14th to April 8th.
On the first day of Parliament’s budget session, the government presented the 2021-22 Economic Report and Statistical Annex in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.
The country’s GDP is expected to grow by 8% to 8.5% in the next fiscal year 2022-23 from April 1. While the economic report estimated a growth rate of 9.2% for the current fiscal year 2021-22.
In view of the overall development, ABP News, together with CVoter, conducted a survey to present the main results of the population’s opinion on inflation ahead of the Union budget 2021-22.
Here are the key findings from ABP News along with the nationwide CVoter survey ahead of the Union Budget 2022-23.
Q: How is inflation in general now that Narendra Modi has become prime minister?
According to the ABP-CVoter poll, 27.5 percent of people believe inflation was controlled under the Modi government and prices have fallen, while 62.4 percent of people believe inflation is not controlled by the central government and prices went up, and 10.1 percent People said inflation stayed the same, nothing changed and prices stayed the same.
Q2 Last year; Has the state of inflation had a negative impact on your quality of life?
When asked about the bad impact or adverse impact on their quality of life over the past year, 49.3 percent of people believe that inflation has had too many negative impacts on their quality of life over the past year, 42.3 percent of people think that inflation had a small impact on their quality of life and 8.3 percent of people said inflation had not affected their quality of life at all.
Q3 How has the central government delivered on the economic front so far?
25.6 percent of respondents said the central government has delivered much better than expected, and 36.4 percent of respondents think the central government has delivered exactly as expected. 38.0 percent of respondents said the central government had delivered worse than expected.