Bhubaneswar, Feb 18: The Budget session of Odisha Assembly began on Thursday with Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal addressing the House.
Opposition Congress has boycotted the Governor’s address.
The session having 31 working days will be divided into two parts. During the first part, Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal delivered his customary address to the state legislature on the opening day of the Budget session. He presented the state’s achievements in various fields and the government’s future plans.
Later, Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari will present the annual budget in the Assembly on February 22. The House will hold debate on the thank-giving motion for the Governor’s address and general debate on the annual budget.
During the second part, the reports of the departmental related standing committees will be tabled in the House and the budgetary grant of demands of a few selected departments will be discussed and passed in the House. Finally, the annual budget will get the nod of Assembly with the passage of the Appropriation Bill.