The Himachal Pradesh Assembly on Thursday passed the annual budget for 2017-18 and related Appropriation Bill authorising the state government to spend Rs.37,939.97 crore from consolidated fund.

The budget was presented in the state assembly by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who also holds the finance portfolio, on March 10.

The house discussed the demands with regard to Irrigation and Public health and Urban development and housing today, while remaining demands were passed without discussion after the Speaker applied guillotine at 4 pm.