“Despite the severe impact of Covid-19 on revenue, the State has been able to achieve positive growth in its own revenue, which is an indication of recovery in economic activities in the State,” the Governor said while addressing the House.
“My govt has been able to collect its revenue amounting to Rs 38,760 crore by the end of January, 2021, which is about 7.3% more than the collection during the corresponding period of the previous year,” he added
Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress members staged walkout during the Governor’s address in the House.
During the walkout, the Congress legislators slammed the Government over the border dispute with Andhra Pradesh and recent panchayat elections of the neighbouring State in Odisha territory.
Despite the opposition of the Odisha government, Andhra Pradesh Government conducted panchayat polls in three villages of Kotia panchayat under Pottangi block in Koraput district.
Opposition parties alleged that this happened due to the weak leadership in the State.
The ongoing Budget Session will be conducted in two phases – from February 18 to February 27 and March 12 to April 9.
The annual Budget of the State will be tabled on February 22.