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Finance Minister K N Choksy said around Rs. 29.7 bn were needed for a month starting from March 19, until the budget debate is concluded.

rnrnHe estimated government revenue during the one-month period to be Rs. 18.8 bn. Additional funds, he said could be met under a special Loans Act.

rnrnThe annual November budget has been shelved until local government elections are concluded in mid-March.rn