Published : The Times of India/
The state government sought suggestions and inputs from common men, civil society organizations and different advocacy groups to shape the annual budget 2017-18. People can make their suggestions through a special web portal (budget.Odisha.gov.in), e-mail, SMS, Whatsapp and telegram for a fortnight starting from January 1. The process that started last year received tremendous public response. The state finance department also used many of the inputs while preparing the annual budget, official sources said.