Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan presented its revised budget for 2021-22 on Friday. Former deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam presented the interim budget for the year 2021-22 on February 23, ahead of the assembly elections.
The first paperless budget session in the history of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly was held at Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai. Computers have been installed for presenting the e-budget. This was the DMK government’s maiden budget session after getting elected to power in May this year. Finance Minister have earlier hinted that some makeshift changes in the finances can be expected in this session of budget. A four-day long session was held beginning June 21, with governor Banwarilal Purohit making a customary address to the newly elected members of the 16th assembly. The budget session which commences today will conclude on September 21. A couple of days ago, Minister Thiagarajan in his report claimed that the state’s finances is in dire circumstances. Later addressing the reporters, he said DMK will ensure they will deliver all the welfare schemes they had promised in their election manifesto. Also, for the first time, the government will present a separate budget for Agriculture. It will take place on Saturday.