Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The state government would convene a pre-budget consultation meeting on January 27 as preparation for a complete State Budget in the Assembly, which will be presented on February 16.

“The meeting will discuss plans of different departments which are usually sent to the Planning and Coordination dept,” said he, adding after this the budget will take a final shape.

The state’s development was hampered as the Centre‘s allocation was decreasing, he said.

As per notification issued by the Parliamentary Affairs department, the third session of the 15th Odisha Legislative Assembly would begin from February 6. First phase of the session would be held from February 6 to 22, while the second phase of the session to be conducted from March 11 till the conclusion of the session on April 4.

The Appropriation Bill would be placed before the House on March 31.