ITANAGAR, Feb 13 - Aimed at preparing an �inclusive and comprehensive� Budget for the year 2017-18, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu along with Deputy CM Chowna Mein, who also holds the Finance portfolio, held a pre-Budget consultation meeting with representatives of various Community Based Organisations (CBOs) here on Monday.
The Budget will be presented during the Assembly session scheduled from March 6. �CBOs representing their tribes would be in a better position to suggest ways and means to the government for the development and welfare of their own communities,� said the Chief Minister. �This year�s Budget will be based on a pan-Arunachal concept,� he assured the CBOs.
Giving a background on the new concept, Chowna Mein informed that the Budget will be prepared in an altogether different mode from this year. �Our focus will be to take up genuine, necessary and utmost important proposals under SADA that would benefit each and every section of the society,� he said while asserting that sectors like education, health, agriculture, horticulture and tourism will be given priority.