Uttarakhand FM Prem Chand Aggarwal presents State Budget 2023: Key Highlights

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The Uttarakhand Budget 2023 focused on seven points:

  • Emphasis on investing in human capital
  • Inclusive development: Taking development initiatives to the last man standing and giving a platform to utilize the new opportunities
  • Health facilities
  • Promotion and protection of public property in capital expenditure
  • Seamless and secure connectivity
  • Technological and modern development
  • Balance between ecology and economy

The major announcements in the Budget include:–

  • Rs 1000 crore for Joshimath landslide area
  • Rs 26.21 lakh crore for the establishment of Science City and Science Centres
  • Rs 101 crore for Metro Rail in Dehradun
  • Rs 15 crore for Balika Cycle yojana , Rs 3 crore for OBC students and Rs 169 crore for the children of the underprivileged. Scheduled Tribe students will get free books
  • There are 39,000 NCC cadets in the state. These cadets will get Rs 45 instead of Rs 15 per day for diet (allowance)
  • Rs 5 crore allotted for scholarship. Scholarship of Rs 1.9 crore for girls belonging to backward castes. Rs 51 crore for excellent cluster school. Ten government schools will be developed.
  • Rs 11 crore allotted for talent promotion.
  • The Uttarakhand Budget proposes 4G connectivity at all colleges
  • Rs 40 crore for the CM Self-Employment Scheme to promote horticulture, agriculture, entrepreneurship, self-help groups and self-employment.
  • Rs 10 crore for Aanchal Amrit Yojana
  • Anganwadi workers will get Rs 9,500, assistant Anganwadi workers Rs 6,250 and mini workers will get Rs 5,250 as honorarium.
  • Provision of Rs 100 crore for G-20
  • Uttarakhand Budget 2023 for salary and pension: An estimated expenditure of Rs 17,395 crore on salaries and allowances of state employees. Over Rs 7,600 crore will be spent on the pension head.
  • Rs 1.5 crore for Martyr’s Fund
  • Rs 1 crore for Khatima CSD canteen
  • Rs 2 crore for Sainik Rest House
  • Free travel on gallantry awardees
  • Rs 20 crore for Shaurya Sthal
  • Milk twice a week for the health of children
  • Milk and dates for pregnant women twice a week
  • Rs 282.5 crore for Nanda Gauri scheme
  • Rs 19.95 crore for CM Mahalaxmi Yojana
  • Rs 20 crore for CM Mahila Poshan Yojana
  • Cancer hospital to start in Haldwani
  • Rs 285 crore for new medical college
  • Rs 777.9 crore for Health Mission Plan
  • Rs 151.41 crore for Haldwani Medical College
  • Rs 196.23 crore for Dehradun Medical College

The Uttarakhand Economic Survey for 2022-23 showed that the state’s share in central taxes is estimated at Rs 9,130.16 crore in the year 2022-23.

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