Drabu promises ‘comprehensive’ budget

SRINAGAR: Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu Tuesday said the state’s new budget would be a “comprehensive one” catering to needs of different sections of the society.
Drabu made the remarks during pre-budget discussions with representatives of trade and business associations in Jammu region of the state, an official handout issued here said.
Drabu said the government would act as a “facilitator” to ensure that the business and other related activities get a boost.
He said the “special focus” would be on ensuring that the fiscal growth of the state is accelerated and that its benefits percolate to every section of the society. The Finance Minister assured the representatives that their “genuine” demands and suggestions will be given “due consideration” while framing the state budget.
“Holding of these types of pre-budget consultations is important in getting the required feedback from various stakeholders besides getting the requisite knowledge and awareness about the problems confronting trade, commerce, industry and other sections of the society,” he said.