Today, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot presented Rajasthan budget. The fresh budget came with many offerings for the people of the state including, farming, irrigation, renewable energy, health sectors and many more. The CM said that the budget has been planned keeping in mind people’s sentiment.
For the welfare of the farmers, the budget has proposed Rs. 1,000 crore fund. The chief minister announced, to provide uninterrupted power backup for farmers a separate feeder at a cost of Rs. 5,200 crore will be established.
For the new and renewable energy projects, he announced a target of Rs. 16,000 crore cops loans from cooperative banks and said “Nandi Shala” will be built in each gram panchayat. The chief minister also announced Rs. 927 crore for state highways, Janta Clinics on the lines of Mohalla Clinics in Delhi, a new policy for electric vehicles.
For healthcare, the CM declared that Janata Clinics will be opened near the residential areas all over the state and assured to provide free medicines to the patients. CT scan has been made free in all state-run medical centers.
In the free medicine scheme of the state government, 104 types of new medicines will be there. Indira Priyadarshini kit will be provided to the newborn girl child in the medical health care center as the state recorded 3% fall in infant mortality rate.
Under the Chief Minister Youth Employment Scheme, there will be 1000 crore assistance for youngsters’ welfare. The budget also allocated Rs. 10 crores for the education of women belonging to minority communities. It also declared a free pilgrimage to Pashupati Nath temple in Nepal.
Mr. Gehlot condemned the previous BJP government for improper implementation of the UDAY scheme in the state. He said that the previous government had claimed that Discoms will be rescued from the financial crisis, but the scheme was implemented without planning.