The budget session of Tamil Nadu Assembly would begin on 13 August and continue till September 21.
State Assembly Speaker M Appavu informed media persons after the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the House here on Tuesday.
State finance minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan would present the amended budget for 2021-22 in the House on 13 August.
The following day the maiden agriculture budget of the state would be presented in the House, which would debate the revised estimates for four days from Monday, 14 August. The finance and agriculture ministers would reply to the debate on 19 August.
Debate on the demand for grants for various departments would commence for over three weeks beginning with the Water Resources department on 23 August. Chief Minister M K Stalin will reply to the discussion on demand for grants for the home department on the penultimate day of the session on 20 September. The DMK regime has contented itself with presenting an amended budget for the remainder of 2021-22 financial year as at least two quarters would nearly be over in the current fiscal by the time the budget gets passed in the House.
The session is expected to have some stormy moments given that it happens in the backdrop of the white paper on the state’s finances released by Thiagarajan and ongoing raids at former AIADMK minister S P Velumani’s residence.