Himanta Biswa Sarma presents Assam's first E-Budget

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This budget aims to propel the state into the realm of an e-budget, instead of the conventional paper-based one, so that anybody can access it with just a click of a mouse or touch of their cell phone screen, he said.

For the first time in Assam, the state budget was presented in the electronic format.

As the state gears up for the announcement of the budget, Assam will also become the second state to present an e-budget with tablets available for legislators to interact with. Himanta Biswa Sarma, the state's Finance minister is expected to announce the budget in the state assembly.

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Earlier, Sarma had said "The government will present the first e-Budget in the Assembly and each legislator will be provided with a tablet (computer) with details of the Budget".

The Assam finance department had called for suggestions from the public regarding the Budget provisions, and more than one thousand people had submitted their views.

After adding the receipt of Rs 2,90,914.84 crore under Public Account and Rs 100 crore under Contigency Fund, the aggregate Receipts amount to Rs 3,81,688.26 crore and total aggregate expenditure is estimated 3,80,688.27 crore.

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The budget has allotted Rs 11,570 crore to education sector, Rs 5,082 crore to health sector while the agriculture sector has been provided with Rs 1,801 crore. "This, together with the opening deficit of Rs 3149.04 crore will lead to a budget deficit of Rs 2149.04 crore at the end of the year 2018-2019", said Sarma in the BJP-led Sarbananda Sonowal Government's third budget.

Umarried orphaned women and teenage girls have been promised allowances by the Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who presented the state budget 2018 for the first time in a digital format on Monday.

Guwahati: Assam budget is expected to be announced in a couple of hours.

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"In last two budgets, they had made lot of promises but what about the implementation", he said. So, we have declared very important bridges over river Brahmaputra.

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