Tamil Nadu Assembly session to go on till April 9

The budget session of the Tamil Nadu assembly will resume on March 9 and will continue till April 9, Speaker P Dhanapal said.

The budget for financial year 2020-2021 was tabled in the House 14 February. Debate on the budget was held till 20 February. After that the Assembly was adjourned.

On the first day of the session on Monday, the 9th of March, the House will make an obituary reference to a former MLA and pass a resolution condoling the deaths of DMK MLAs K.P.P. Samy (Tiruvottiyur) and S. Kathavarayan (Gudiyatham). The House is expected to then be adjourned for the day. There will be no session on Tuesday.

The debate on the demands for grants to various departments will begin on March 11. The demands for grants to the Environment and Forest departments will be taken up on the first day, while those pertaining to the School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare, Higher Education, Energy and Home and Prohibition departments will be taken up that week.

The demand of school education, youth welfare and sports development and higher education will be discussed on March 12, while energy, prohibition and excise on March 13, municipal administration and water supply, rural development and panchayat raj, special programme implementation on March 16, fisheries, personnel and administrative reforms, animal husbandry on March 17.

Highways and minor ports, public works department will be debated on March 18, cooperation, food and consumer protection on March 19, law, courts and prisons on March 20, social welfare and nutritious meal programme, welfare of differently-abled, BC, MBC and minorities welfare on March 21.