Raipur: The budget session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly will begin on March 12, with the budget for 2012-13 likely to be presented in the house on March 17 by Chief Minister Raman Singh.

Assembly Speaker Dharamlal Kaushik said here on Saturday that the session will start on Monday and continue till April 13 with a total of 23 sittings.

The session will commence with the customary address of the Governor to the House on March 12, he added.