Bhubaneswar: Odisha government invites suggestions from general public on 2019-220 state budget; suggestions can be sent through e-mail ([email protected]), WhatsApp & SMS (9438161111) till June 15, informs Finance Minister .
Total debt burden of Odisha currently at Rs 86,000 crore, lower than estimated Rs 92,000 crore, informs Finance department secretary, Ashok Meena .
Members of the public, Civil Society Organisation, Advocacy Groups, and other stakeholders are requested to make use of this unique opportunity to participate in the budget-making process of the State Government, he added.
In the previous years, in order to make the budgetary process more open and participative using Information and Communication Technology (1CT), Finance Department had initiated the process of obtaining inputs for Budget preparation through a separate web-portal budget.odisha.gov.in, through e-mail and SMS. The portal displays all budget-related documents. The option of submission of budget suggestion through Whatsapp and Telegram was added in the process of Budget.