No hard copies of budget, government goes the green way

New Delhi, Feb 29: Going the green way, the central government decided not to hand out hard copies of General Budget 2016-17 on Monday, making a departure from tradition. The general budget, an exhaustive document, was handed over to journalists in the parliament building from designated counters every year after it was presented in the Lok Sabha. This year, however, the government decided not to give copies to journalists as part of its bid to go green and save trees. The general budget runs into hundreds of pages, and has several booklets including the details of allocations to different ministries, plan and revenue expenditure and other financial details.