Bhubaneswar: The budget session of Odisha Assembly commenced here on Friday with the Governor Ganeshi Lal is addressing the members of the House.
The finance minister Niranjan Pujari will present the annual budget for the fiscal on February 18.
Earlier the Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro, during an all-party meeting held yesterday, had called upon the members to ensure healthy debates in the House.
There will be 31 working days in the two phases of the budget session. The first phase will be held from February 14 to 26, while the second one will commence on March 11 and continue till April 9, a notification issued by the Assembly secretariat stated.