Dy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam presents the budget at the Assembly (Photo | P Jawahar, EPS)

TN budget 2020-21 highlights: State's economy was strong despite global slowdown, says OPS

Tamil Nadu achieved growth of 8.1 per cent in 2018-19, says Deputy Chief Minister O Paneerselvam in his state budget speech.

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Paneerselvam, (OPS) is presenting the state budget for 2020-21 on Friday. Last year, the budget was devoid of populist measures and emphasis was on infrastructure development while continuing allocations for ongoing welfare and development schemes. OPS said outstanding debt at the end of March 2020 will be around Rs 3,97,495.96 crore.

Here are the key highlights from the state budget:
Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam arrives at the Assembly with the budget briefcase. (Photo | P Jawahar)
Keezhadi Excavation site. (Photo | EPS)
People eating lunch at Amma canteen. (Photo | EPS)