In Gujarat, the Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel has presented the budget for the year 2021-22 in the State Assembly at Gandhinagar today.
Mr. Patel who holds the portfolio of Finance Ministry has presented the State Budget with the total outlay of two lakh 27 thousand 29 crore rupees. This is the biggest outlay of the State Budget in Gujarat till now.
Delivering his budget speech, Mr. Patel announced the record allocation of 11,323 crore rupees for the health and family welfare. This was significant in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Patel has also announced the allocation of 7,232 crore rupees for the agriculture, farmer’s welfare and cooperative sector.
He also announced the allocation of 32,000 crore rupees for the education, while 3,511 crore rupees has been allocated for the woman and child development.
Similarly, an amount of 1,500 crore rupees has been allocated for the Ahmedabad Mumbai bullet train project, while 652 crore rupees have been allocated for the Statue of Unity. According to the budget, an amount of 1,349 crore rupees has been allocated for the tribal development. Mr. Nitin Patel said that Gujarat is now coming out from the COVID-19 pandemic following the rollout of vaccination under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that this year’s budget will focus on ongoing development of the state.
Deputy Chief Minister announced the recruitment of two lakh youth in the government and public sector units in next five years. Free electricity for all gram panchayats for waterworks also announced. Subsidy of 40 thousand rupees announced on purchase of electric rickshaw.