Punjab Budget 2019 Highlights : Manpreet Singh Badal Presents Budget

Punjab Finance Minister, Manpreet Singh Badal on February 18,2019 presented the budget for the state, for the financial year 2019-20. Key highlights of the Bud pt 2019-20 are the following:

• Total receipts expected: Rs. 1,54,170 crore
• Total budget size for 2019-20: Rs. 1,58,493 crore
• Agriculture gets Rs. 13,643 crore.
• Outstanding Debt of Punjab Government is likely to be Rs. 2.29 lakh crore by March 31, 2020. Whereas debt servicing for 2019-20 is a whopping Rs. 30,309 crore.
• Total outstanding debt on March 31, 2018: Rs. 2.12 Lakh crore. It is 40 per cent of GSDP.
• Rs. 3,000 crore for debt relief to farmers, landless far mers and families of farmers who committed suicides. Rs. 355 crore to provide support to sugarcane farmers.
• Rs. 200 crore for Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna.
• 1/4th cultivated area across Punjab to be brought under diversified farming.
• Horticulture industry gets a Rs.ot in the arm with Rs. 60.49 crore.
• Budget allocates Rs. 8,969 for free power to agriculture sector.
• Rs. 375 crore for crop residue management. Rs. 20 crore allocated for dairy development.

Uttar Pradesh Budget 2019 Highlights : Rs 4.79 Lakh Cr Budget

• Rs. 1,513 crore allocated for subsidised power to industries.
• Rs. 300 crore allocated for celebration of 550th Prakash Purv of Guru Nanak Dev.
• Rs. 5 crore for centenary commemoration of Jalianwala Bagh massacre.
• Amritsar to be developed into an ‘Iconic City’ Rs. 10 cr set aside for the project in the budget.
• Rs. 938.71 crore allocated for various scholarship schemes for SC / Be.
• Rs. 3,465,06 crore allocated for health care services, which is an increase of 10•87 per cent over 2018-19.
• 15 new !TIs proposed at Rampuraphul, Raikot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Bassi Pathana, Fazilka, Ferozepur, Shuttrana, Amargarh, Tarn Taran with an allocation of Rs. 15 crore.
• Rs. 5 crore allocated for establishment of Open University at Patiala, CM Amarinder Singh’s home city.
• Rs. 189.15 crore for upgradation of medical colleges in Patiala and Amritsar.
• ‘Make In Punjab’ scheme to be started for developing Punjabi Industry.

Karnataka Budget 2019 Highlights : H.D. Kumaraswamy Present 2nd Budget

• Rs. 5 Cr allocated for Jallianwala Bagh Massacare centenary programs.
• Provision of Rs. 80 crore for relining of Rajasthan feeder and Rs. 120 crore for Sirhind Feeder Canal.
• Rs. 22,842 crore kept for capital expenditure.
• Revenue Deficit for 2019-20 expected at Rs. 11,687 crore.
• Fiscal Deficit at Rs. 19,658 crore.
• GSDP at current prices – Rs. 5,77,829 crore.
• Rs. 26,979 crore to go into disbursement of salary and wages to employees.
• Rs. 19.47 crore allocated for compensation of Rs. 10,000 per acre to the farmers of 6 districts whose land is situated between border fence and international border. These districts are Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Fazilka, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Pathankot.
• Rs. 86.33 crore for Swachh Bharat Mission.
• Under Smart Cities, Rs. 296 crore for development of Ludhiana, Arnritsar, Jalandhar.
• 100 crore for development of 7 border districts and Kandi area.
• Rs. 978.12 crore for National Health Mission.
• Rs. 700 crore allocated under AMRUT scheme.
• Rs. 60 crore allocated for work on Tertiary Care Cancer Centres at Hoshiarpur, Fazilka, Amritsar.

Bihar Budget 2019 Highlights : Focus on Education Rural & Energy Sectors

• Rs. 250 crore for Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana for providing Rs. 5lakh per family annual health care to 70 per cent population of Punjab.
• Integrated hospitals to be built in Mohall and Moga, Rs. 60 crore for Mohali Medical College.
• 3 new medical colleges to be established in Punjab in PPP segment.
• Amritsar War Memorial assigned Rs. 8 crore for completion.
• Saink School Kapurthala given Rs. 5 crore.
• Rs. 15 Lakh to be given for Sainik School Band Kapurthala.
• Rs. 1 Lakh scholarship for all IMA and NDA entrants from Punjab.
• Three new chairs to be established in GNDU, Amritsar.
• Rs. 50 Cr grant to Punjabi University Patiala.
• 15 new ITIs to be established in Punjab, Rupnagar ITI to be upgraded.
• Rs. 7 Cr allotted for upgrading Polytechnics.

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