Economic Survey for 2015-16 to be tabled today

New Delhi: The Economic Survey for 2015-16 will be tabled in Parliament by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday.

The Economic Survey is the Finance Ministry’s view on the annual economic development of the country that gives a broad idea on the macro-economic data, which will impact the budget decisions.

The survey, a flagship annual document of the Ministry of Finance, reviews the developments in the economy over the previous 12 months, which summarises the performance on major development programmes, and highlights the policy initiatives of the government and the prospects of the economy in the short to medium term.

Following the recommendations of a Parliamentary Standing Committee, the Finance Ministry has decided to go green and print lesser number of copies of the survey and budget. The documents will be made available online.(ANI)