In his Budget Speech for 2010-11, the Union Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee had announced his intention to bring out a status paper giving detailed analysis of the Government’s debt situation and a road map for curtailing the overall public debt. The Finance Minister had also announced that this paper would be followed by an Annual Report on the subject. Accordingly, maiden edition of Government Debt Paper was released during 2010-11. The second edition of Status paper on Government Debt is released today. This is available on Ministry of Finance website www.finmin.nic.in and www.indiabudget.nic.in.