Baghel to present budget on March 3

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, who also holds the finance portfolio, will be presenting state’s budget for the financial year 2020-21 on March 3. Overall, it will be his second budget presentation after coming to power in December 2018.

The date for presentation of the budget was finalized at the meeting of business advisory committee held on Monday at the meeting hall in assembly premises.

Speaker, Chhattisgarh state assembly, Charandas Mahant chaired the meeting which was also attended by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel as well as Leader of Opposition, Dharamlal Kaushik.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ravindra Choubey later informed media persons that March 3 was finalized for presentation of the state budget.

Generally, the annual budget is presented in the last week of February and it was expected to be presented on February 29, but as it was weekend and it falls on Saturday the meeting decided the date for budget presentation to be March 3, he said.

Notable, the state assembly’s budget session commenced here on February 24 and will last till April 1.