Gujarat government wants to present Budget early

Confirming the decision, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel who also holds the finance portfolio said, “Yes, we will present the state budget in the second week of February before the presentation of Union Budget.”

By: Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Published:November 5, 2016 5:42 am

Following Union government’s decision to advance the presentation of Budget 2017-18, the Gujarat government has also decided to present its annual state budget for 2017-18 in the second week of February, two weeks earlier than usual.

Confirming the decision, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel who also holds the finance portfolio said, “Yes, we will present the state budget in the second week of February before the presentation of Union Budget.”

“Generally, we present the budget in the last week of February. But, since the Union Budget will now be presented early, we have also decided to advance our budget presentation in the Assembly,” he added.

Gujarat government had presented its annual budget for 2016-17 on February 23 this year.