Tamilnadu Budget today

Chennai: The first budget of the newly formed DMK government will be tabled in the State Assembly today.

The Budget will be presented by Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarjan. Following this, Agriculture Minister MRK Paneerselvam will table the Agriculture Budget on 14 August.

The announcement was made after a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister M K Stalin at the Secretariat here recently.

The Budget session is expected to be paperless, as computer screens have been fixed in the Assembly hall.

Tamilnadu Assembly Speaker M Appavu said on Tuesday that the revised Budget session which commences on 13 August will be held till 21 September.

The decision on the duration of the session was taken after the Business Advisory Committee meeting held today, Assembly Secretary K Srinivasan said in a release.

Stalin had impressed on his Cabinet colleagues and officials that farmers, agriculture experts and farmers associations should be consulted for the farm budget, which would be a first of its kind exercise in the State’s history.

Palanivel Thiagarajan on Monday published the White Paper on the State’s finances and said the deterioration in the finances in the past seven years will be reformed in the next five years.

Releasing the 120-page report to the media here, he pegged the losses suffered by the State transport undertakings at Rs 42,000 crore last year.


NT Bureau