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Third edition of ‘CNBC-TV18 Mint Budget Verdict’ to deconstruct Budget 2018

The key highlight of the ‘CNBC-TV18 Mint Budget Verdict’ will be the open house where India Inc. leaders articulate their perspectives on the key policy document

In its third year, engagement programme ‘CNBC-TV18 Mint Budget Verdict’ will bring together the makers of the Union Budget 2018-2019 and the policy planners face-to-face with India Inc. leaders as they offer the insightful and comprehensive budget impact assessment on February 2, a day after the Union Budget is announced.

With this special programme/segment, CNBC-TV18 has created a distinct platform for detailed analysis and open dialog on the announcements made between the industry and its policy makers. The Union Budget 2018-19 is the first post-GST and last pre-election budget announced by the Modi government. The channel will share its in-depth analysis, focusing on rural programmes among other important topics.


Policy architects and key budget makers including Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Coal, Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing and Industries, Rajiv Kumar, Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Hasmukh Adhia, Finance Secretary, CNBC-TV18’s Managing Editor, Shereen Bhan, and Mint’s Executive Editor, Anil Padmanabhan will participate. Other dignitaries include Neeraj Kumar Gupta, Secretary, DIPAM, Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, and Department of Economic Affairs.

Joy Chakraborthy

Joy Chakraborthy, President, Revenue, TV18 and CEO Forbes India, said, "Our third edition of this special programme will be a landmark in its own regard as we will understand and discuss policies/changes announced and will share our take on how this will affect India Inc. in the most coveted budget announcement in decades. This year has been interesting as the Goods & Services Tax was implemented, it will be great to understand its effects and how it has helped shape the Union Budget 2018-19."


Policy makers and leading honchos of India Inc. will discuss the various announcements made on February 1.

The panel discussion will be followed by a keynote address by Piyush Goyal. The key highlight of the ‘CNBC-TV18 Mint Budget Verdict’ will be the open house where India Inc. leaders articulate their perspectives on the key policy document.


‘CNBC- TV18 Mint Budget Verdict’ will have by far the biggest media play leveraging media assets of Network18 and HT Media.

The event will be featured live on CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNN-News18, News18 India and IBN Lokmat. The surround via digital play would occur on and ‘CNBC-TV18 Mint Budget Verdict’ will be webcast live on & CNBC-TV18’s Facebook Page.


Network18 & HT Media twitter and social media avatars will not only build-up the visibility for the engagement but also proactively amplify the live proceedings.

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