The Assam state budget for 2023-24 will be tabled at the Legislative Assembly in Dispur when the House assembles for the budget session on February 5.
Governor Gulab Chand Kataria has summoned the session which will continue till February 28, the Assembly Secretariat said in a notification on Tuesday.
Finance Minister Ajanta Neog will present the budget for the next financial year, which is expected to focus on revenue expenditure, capital outlay and loans given by the state government.
The government is also set to introduce a separate ‘Green Budget’ with an emphasis on sustainability and climate action, making Assam the first northeastern state to adopt such an initiative.
At 1.35 lakh crore rupees, this year’s net state expenditure is projected to be significantly higher compared to 2022-23.
Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary will preside over the House proceedings at the 126-member Legislature which has representatives from various political parties.
The upcoming session will mark the 51st budget presentation in Assam’s Legislative history since the first one in March 1973.
While economic growth remains a priority, the state government has come under pressure to balance development plans with ecological impact assessments and public transparency.
The Dispur constituency itself has over 3.5 lakh voters, making it Assam’s largest.