Budget Gujarat 2019-20: Highlights



* Government proposes to increase electricity tax and stamp tax

* Millions of rupees have been allocated for the development of infrastructure facilities at the National Salt Satyagrah Memorial and the tourist circuit of Dandi March.

* Rs 6,820 crore has been allocated to provide energy subsidy to farmers. Farmers currently obtain energy at a concession fee to reduce the cost of agriculture

* A sum of Rs. Rs. 510 has been allocated for the development of Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro Phase-2 and Surat Metro Rail Project.

* Rs 1,248 crore has been allocated to provide housing for all in the year 2022 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, 4.80 lakh of houses have been sanctioned under this scheme

* Rs 500 crore has been allocated under Mukhya Mantri Sadak Yojana and Rs 1,426 crore to establish an underground drainage system and water supply.

* Rs 4,894 crore has been allocated to Swarnim Jayanti Mukhya Mantri Saheri Vikas Yojana

* Under the National Rivers Conservation Program, the Tapi purification project will be carried out with the cooperation of the Government of India, the government of Gujarat and the Municipal Corporation of Surat at the cost of 922 million rupees

* Against the goal of completing 2.04 lakh houses to provide a house to all, by 2022, the construction of 1.85 lakh houses has been completed to date at a cost of Rs 2,105 crore, 1.07 lakh of new houses will be built this year, for which Rs 1,208 crore has been assigned

* Millions of rupees of Rs 511 have been allocated for accommodation and accommodation of 1.30 lakh tribal children out of a total of 685 schools, including 50 model residential schools, 544 Ashram Shalas and 91 EMRS

* Rs 80 crore has been allocated to provide free education, shelter and disorder facilities to approximately 15,000 girls studying at 151 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalays in Gujarat

* Rs 454 crore has been allocated for the construction of 5,000 classrooms in elementary schools, which will provide better educational facilities for approximately 1.5 lakh students

* Millions of rupees have been allocated to assist in the purchase of various equipment by cooperatives and individual members of Village Milk Producers and to provide subsidies to the Federation of Milk Producers Cooperatives of Saurashtra and Kutch

* A new veterinary school will be started in Himmatnagar under the University of Kamdhenu. Initial provision of Rs 1 crore has been made for the same

* All farmers who have requested agricultural energy connections to date will be provided with an agricultural connection. Therefore, new power connections will be given to all the remaining 1.25 lakh applicants, said Nitin Patel

* Rs 123 crore has been allocated for the new division Shetrunjay and Rs 112 crore for the conservation and reproduction of wildlife and to protect endangered species

* Millions of rupees of Rs 500 have been provided for the deep-water pipeline that would be installed to remove the effluents treated by thousands of industries in Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Jetpur in the deep waters. The pipeline will be installed under a PPP model to help reduce river pollution

* Rs 6,595 crore has been allocated for the Sardar Sarovar project

* Rs 7,157 crore has been allocated for Sauni Yojana and other water supply schemes.

* Rs 7,111 crore has been allocated for agriculture and the welfare department of farmers

* The government announces Rs 1,000 crore for the new Rooftop Solar Plan, beneficiaries will receive a subsidy of 40 percent up to 3KW and a subsidy of 20 percent for the 3-10KW system

* For the first time, the state budget has crossed Rs 2 lakh crore, Rs 2.04,815 crore. We are all part of this historic occasion: Nitin Patel.

* Gujarat has increased its renewable energy capacity from 4,126MW in 2013 to 8,885MW at present. The state plans to increase capacity to 30,000MW by 2022. Of this, 20,000MW will be for Gujarat while 10,000MW will be available for other states

* The government will spend 20 billion rupiah over the next three years to ensure that there is no home in Gujarat with a tap for drinking water. Rs 4,500 crore has been allocated for this year

* The budget will have a special emphasis on five sectors: water management, environment, agriculture, farmer welfare and employment.

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