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Upcoming events in February 2015
Print Edition: March 1, 2015

Illustration by: Raj Verma
Budget Dreams

What: Union Budget for 2015/16

When: The budget session of Parliament will begin on February 23. The Railway Budget will be presented on February 26 and the Economic Survey the next day. The main Budget will be tabled on February 28.

What to look for: Well, some pundits expect Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will come up with measures to push his boss Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' dream further. There is no dearth of sceptics who will say that it will be business as usual, including Opposition hold-ups to disrupt the session.


Mining Matters

What: Electronic auction of coal mines

When: From February 14

What to look for: The government has received 176 bids for the 23 operational mines on offer in the first round. A technical evaluation panel will shortlist bidders for participation in the auction. The government is planning to auction mines and allot 36 to state entities before the end of the current financial year.

Taking Flight

What: Bangalore Air Show

When: February 18-22

What to look for: This is Asia's premier air show. At the event, 295 Indian and 29 international companies from 78 countries will display their latest aircraft.

City Smart

What: Framework for 100 smart cities

When: By February 28

What to look for: The government will showcase smart cities with top-class infrastructure, tech-based governance that would enable efficient public services. Expect 24x7 water and power supply, 100 per cent sewerage, drainage and solid waste management facilities.

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