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Rajasthan budget: Highlights of the Rajasthan budget 2018 | Jaipur News | India News


Chief minister Vasundhara Raje presents the last budget of her current tenure. Rs 6000 crore will be spent to connect Bisalpur dam with the Banas river.

| Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 18:39 IST

Highlights

  • Chief minister Vasundhara Raje presents the last budget of her current tenure.
  • Free WiFi facilities will be provided in state universities
  • Rs 6000 crore will be spent to connect Bisalpur dam with the Banas river.

  • Royalty exempted to carry out mining in many areas. Zero belt mining policy will be promoted
  • GST will be reduced on Kota stone
  • Tax relief of Rs 650 crore given in the budget
  • No new taxes imposed in the current budget
  • District Lease Committee rates for agriculture, residential land reduced by 10%. Stamp duty reduced for several transactions. Full exemption of interest rates and penalty on unpaid stamp duty
  • Milk will be added in Mid Day meal program
  • Luxury tax and entertainment tax to be given from SGST
  • Interest subsidiary increased for young entrepreneurs from 5% to 6%

    Rs 25 lakh home loan will be given to journalist
  • Rs 25 lakh allocated for dependents of martyrs
  • Rs 151 crore allocated to 17 district for forest development. 500 foresters will be recruited, while, 2000 forest guard will be recruited
  • New toilets will be developed on National Highway
  • Rs 33.25 crore will be spent on renovation of 19 historical buildings. A new museum will come up at Bundi. Rs 20 crore allocated to develop Amer Fort as iconic tourist destination
  • Subsidised meals under Annapurna scheme will be provided at all collectorate offices
  • Rs 55 crore allocated for a tunnel to connect Ajmer-Pushkar
  • 49 new fire tenders will be procured soon
  • Paota, Jaipur will be upgraded into tehsil
  • Rs 91 crore will be spent for setting up counter terrorism centre at Sardar Patel Police University in Jodhpur
  • 210 new vehicles at a cost of Rs 7.10 crore will be procured for police soon, while 1,161 constables will be recruited for new battalion of police department
  • 2000 patwari will be recruited
  • District mineral foundation trust will spend Rs 1000 lakh to build roads, schools and other facilities near mining areas. Rs 150 crore allocated for construction of flyover in Kota
  • A Ambedkar Bhawan will be constructed at a cost of Rs 80 crore.
  • State women employees will get two years child care leave
  • Bikaner, Ajmer, Churu, Pali and Chittorgarh declared open defecation free
  • Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje announced one-time loan waiver of up to Rs 50,000 for small and marginal farmers in the state, which would cost Rs 8,000 crore to the exchequer.
  • Raje also announced setting up a farmer loan relief commission where farmers can approach and present their side for getting relief on merit basis.
  • Hike in honorarium to Anganwadi workers
  • An underpass from Ramniwas garden to delhi road will be build for a better traffic management.
  • Biogas plants will be set up in cow shelters
  • 6571 posts will be filled up by December 2018 in health sector. 5518 health workers will be recruited.
  • A new scheme announced which is named after late Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. Under the scheme, Rs 2 Lakh interet free loan will be provided for the self-employed in the unorganised sector. It was a long pending demand of Rajputs.
  • Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Swarojgar Antodaya Yojana– 50,000 families to get upto 50,000 interest-free loans.
  • Rs 1 lakh insurance for Bhamasah card holders.Recruitment of 9,000 grade II teachers will be done soon. 77,000 job openings announced in education department.
  • The chief minister, who also holds finance portfolio announced free travel for people above 80 years of age and one attendee on half fare in the state roadways buses.
  • Chief minister announces Rs 25 lakh for player Nagarkoti, who was part of India’s under 19 team. Rs 2 crore sanctioned for upgrading SMS stadium.
  • Youth Icon scheme has been announced to promote sports in the state.
  • 1,000 new Annapurna Bhandar will be established.
  • Free WiFi facilities will be provided in state universities. Eight new ITIs to be opened in the state.
  • Sanitary pads will be distributed in all government schools.
  • Driving license and vehicle registration to go paperless.
  • Highways and mega-highways to be converted into emergency landing places.
  • Rs 6000 crore will be spent to connect Bisalpur dam with the Banas river, the FM said
  • A new railway line will come up in western Rajasthan. The railway line will link Jaisalmer and Barmer, boosting tourism.
  • 15 kms of new roads will be constructed in all the 200 assembly constituencies, Vasundhara Raje said. Nearly 21,614 km roads will be constructed in rural areas.
  • Experts believe that tourism would get a bigger focus as it can impact village economy by providing livelihood opportunities for a large segment of people in the unorganized sector.
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CM Vasundhara Raje with her Budget team, including ACS D B Gupta (finance); Praveen Gupta, secretary to govt (revenue); Manju Rajpal, secretary to govt (Budget); S K Solanki, special secretary (finance & expenditure); Sharad Mehra, director (Budget), giving final touches to the financial bill

  • If the results of recent bypolls are any indication about the disillusionment of people with the current government, she will walk the extra mile, despite fiscal constraints, to pacify the public.
  • CM Raje is expected to initiate measures to improve healthcare service in the state which stood 20th among 21 bigger states in the NITI Aayog’s health index.
  • Enhancing rural infrastructure with focus on health, education and social sector schemes like pension, insurance is expected to be the broader theme of the state budget.
  • Raje will try to maneuver limited resources at her disposal to reach out to all, especially the large farmers’ community who have agitated in the past for farm loan waiver.
  • Chief minister Vasundhara Raje will present the last budget of her current tenure on Monday which is expected to be high on populism rather than fiscal prudence.

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