Kathmandu, June 30
Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has said that the government would introduce a full-fledged budget for the next fiscal year 2012/13 after forging consensus among the political parties.
The Premier expressed the view while speaking to journalists at his official residence at Baluwatar on Saturday.
Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai said that the preparations for the full-fledged were underway and the government was effortful in reaching an understanding on budget among the major political parties.
He also informed that the government has initiated talks with the major political parties to find out common agendas for presenting the budget.
He urged all the political parties to extend their support to the government for bringing in the budget on time.
Ruling out any possible obstruction for presenting the budget, he said that no one would go against the current.
"The political transition should not hinder the development process. I have found that no parties have any intention to obstruct the budget," he said.
The government is working accordingly to present the full-fledged budget through an ordinance, he said.
"There is not alternative to budget. All the development activities and salaries of the government employees will stop from the beginning of the next fiscal year if there the budget is not presented before that."
Expressing his confidence to get support from all the political forces,he said, "No one wants to push the country into dark. All the leaders of the political parties have their long and prestigious history. They are serious about the nation. I even cannot think that they will present themselves in such an irresponsible manner."
Meanwhile, he said that the government has been serious about the dearth of chemical fertilisers at the rice paddy planting time and taken initiative to resolve the crisis within a couple of days.
"We have seriously taken the shortage of chemical fertilisers during this season. As I have information around 1200 MT fertilisers has been loaded from India and will arrive within a couple of days," he said.
"The farmers will get the fertilisers soon," he added.