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Himachal budget today

With elections to the Himachal assembly due this year, chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is expected to present a “populist” budget in the Vidhan Sabha today.

chandigarh Updated: Mar 19, 2012 13:33 IST
HT Correspondent

With elections to the Himachal assembly due this year, chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is expected to present a “populist” budget in the Vidhan Sabha on Monday.

As the Congress has suffered major defeats in recently concluded elections in five states except for Manipur, Dhumal will try to appease all sections of the society.

The budget will lay emphasis on the agriculture sector in state and there is every likelihood that apart from the existing farmer friendly schemes, government could announce more schemes for famers. Moreover, the farming community in the state still comprises 90% of rural population.