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Recalling PM Modi’s Digital India, Assam to unveil its state budget for FY 2018-19 in Electronic format
  Kathmandu, Nepal      March 12 2018


Guwahati, March 12 : While Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised digital innovation and environmentally conscious infrastructure as to make Digital India, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Assam government will go to unveil the state budget for the financial year 2018-19 digitally.

Assam Finance minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma will be tabled the first electronic budget of Assam for the FY 2018-19 tomorrow before the Assam assembly.

While addressing a press conference held at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati, the Assam Finance minister said that, Assam is the second state in the country to publish E-Budget.

“It will be available in Google Playstore as an App. People can download the budget from Google Playstore. It will also be published as a booklet in all leading Newspapers in the state,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

The Assam Finance minister further said that, for the first time in the state as the budget to be out in public domain.

Himanta Biswa Sarma further said that, the budget enabled tablets to be provided to each MLAs of Assam and the budget will be LIVE on social media.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)