29 February 2016
In 2014, the finance minister Arun Jaitley delivered a record length speech. It was two and a half hours long which included a five-minute break. This third budget presentation was shorter. In the 2016-17, the finance minister stuck to the fiscal deficit target of 3.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) for 2016-17, after achieving the 3.9% of GDP target in 2015-16.