Andhra Pradesh Assembly Session Starts From Today, Budget To Be Introduced

 - Sakshi Post

AMARAVATI: The Budget session of Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council starts from today, June 16 at 10 am. Governor Biswabhushan Harichandan addressed the assembly session of both the Houses from Raj Bhavan through video conference.

The government headed by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will introduce a full budget in the Assembly. The state government had already introduced a vote-on-account budget in March.

After the Governor's speech, the Business Advisory Committee will convene a meeting and finalise the agenda of topics to be taken up for discussion during the Assembly session.

After the committee meeting, finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath will introduce the Budget in the Assembly.

Last year, the state government had introduced the budget with Rs 2,27,975 crore, now the government is likely to introduce a budget for more sum. This time, the government seems to be giving high priority to welfare schemes and Navratna promises.

As Rajya Sabha elections are scheduled to be held on June 19, all the legislators attending the Assembly session will cast their vote.  

The state government will also introduce Andhra Pradesh Environmental Protection Bill and some other bills in the House.

The governor's speech was initially approved at the AP cabinet meeting and the cabinet approved the state budget for 2020-2021. The Cabinet has approved the supplementary budget for 2019-20.

The Cabinet has given the green signal to introduce  Andhra Pradesh State Aquaculture Development Authority Act -2020 bill in the assembly.

Highlights of Governor Speech:

  • The per capita income of the state increased by 12 per cent compared to last year
  • The state government has fulfilled 77 election promises out of 129 and the rest another 39 promises are under consideration.
  • AP government arranged 1060 new 108, 104 vehicles
  • Government allocated Rs 15,337 crore for modernization of hospitals under the Nadu Nedu Scheme.
  • The first phase of the YSR Rythu Bharosa scheme has been completed. Even though the state government promised to allocate Rs 12,500 for the scheme but later increased it to Rs 13,500 crore
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