The Big Fat Budget of Telangana

Hyderabad, November 5: The maiden full budget of Telangana was presented today in the assembly by Etela Rajender, Finance Minister. Here is a low down on salient features of the maiden Telangana budget with respect to the finds allocated to various sectors, development and welfare activities.

  • 2000 crore to restore 9000 lakes within one year
  • 2000 crore for water grid
  • 6500 crore towards water for agriculture
  • 5,600 crore towards subsidy on electricity
  • 1000 crore investment for TGENCO
  • 234 crore for development of constituencies
  • 1030 crore for minority welfare
  • 20 crore power subsidy to poultry farmers
  • 1000 crore towards land allocation to dalits.
  • 10 crore for women safety
  • 1000 crore towards housing for weaker sections
  • 100 crore for Deepam scheme
  • 100 crore for Matyrs families
  • 86 crore for health care
  • (100 crore each for Osmaina Hospital and Gandhi Hospital, 50 crore for Sultan Bazar and Government Maternity Hospital, 30 crore for Nilofer and every government hospital will get one crore towards development)
  • 152 crore for improvement and setting up of medical colleges
  • 10 crore for Journalists
  • 940 crore for model schools
  • 1000 crore towards culture and sports
  • 6000 crore towards irrigation
  • 221 crore for women and child welfare
  • 10950 crore for education
  • 10 crore towards powerloom looms
  • 100 crore for Godavari pushkaralu.
  • 100 crore for developing temple town of Yadagirigutta.
  • 60 crore for infrastructure development in tourism destinations.
  • 11 crore for Samskrutika Sarangi to spread awareness about government programmes through cultural programmes.
  • Telangana Kala Bhavan to come up in 11 acres near India Park in Hyderabad. TelanganakalaBhavan and kaloji cultural centre in warangal get 15 crore allocation.
  • 100 crore for farm mechanisation.
  • 20 crore for crop colonies and soil testing.
  • 10 crore for farm field schools.
  • 480 crore for input subsidy dues to farming community.
  • 1,150 crore for red jowar seed growers farmers in Nizamabad.
  • 4,250 crore for farmer debt waiver scheme.Loans up to 1 lakh per family being waived.
  • 1,003 crore towards women and child welfare
  • 4000 crore for development of RTC.
  • 1,317 crore earmarked for payment of pensions to aged and widows.
  • 330 crore for Kalyanalaxmi scheme; newly-wedded woman gets 51,000

Non plan expenditure is Rs. 51,989 crore; Plan expenditure is Rs. 48,648 crore; Estimated revenue surplus is 301 crore; Fiscal deficit estimated at Rs. 17,398 crore

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