The Indian equity indices opened on a positive note ahead of the interim budget on Friday, with the BSE Sensex gaining over 100 points.
Healthy buying has been witnessed in the auto and capital goods stocks so far.
At 9.19 am, the Sensex traded at 36,378.91, higher by 122.22 points or 0.34 per cent from the previous close of 36,256.69 points.
It had opened at 36,311.74, and so far touched an intra-day high of 36,387.84 and a low of 36,261.95 points.
The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange traded at 10,850.65, higher by 19.70 points or 0.18 per cent from the previous close of 10,830.95 points.
Keeping up with the tradition, the Narendra Modi-led government ahead of the general election will present the interim Budget in the Lok Sabha today, which is widely expected to contain certain sops for farmers and middle class.
To be presented by officiating Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in the absence of Arun Jaitley who is unwell and has been advised rest, the interim Budget 2019 will be the last of the current NDA regime as the general elections are due in May this year.
The interim Budget session will have a total of 10 sittings spread over a period of 14 days starting from today till February 13.
Forty-six Bills related to legislative business and two related to financial business are likely to be taken up during the interim Budget session, 2019.
(With agency inputs)