The Himachal Pradesh government has started process of formulation of the state budget for the year 2019-2020 and has invited suggestions.

A spokesperson of the state government said on Wednesday that the government has invited suggestions from the general public, industries, trade and farmers’ associations on the budget in order to make it more people centric, participative and reflective of the views of various stakeholders in the society.

He informed that the suggestions could be sent by e-mail or web portal of finance department at or by letter to the Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) by 15 November.

“The suggestions can be provided on increasing revenue receipt, expenditure control and other related matters for the budget,” he said, adding that it will promote transparency, openness, responsiveness and participatory approach in budget preparation.