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Gujarat CM welcomes Gujarat Budget 2022-23

People centric budget showcasing commitment of the state government for the betterment of all sections of the society- CM

Shri Bhupendra Patel welcomes the state budget for 2022-23

CM expresses that this budget covers all sections of the society with the central idea of “Bahujan Hitaya Bahujan Sukhaya” and will prove to be a historic achievement

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  • The country’s growth engine, this budget of Gujarat which has various schemes for comprehensive upliftment of all sections of society including farmers, youth employment, seafarers, Vanbandhu, poor and deprived
  • This budget of Rs. 2 lakh 44 thousand crore with an increase of 17 thousand crore compared to previous year’s budget will prove to be people centric budget
  • Under Suposhit Mata- Swashth Yojana – 1 kg Tur dal, 2 kg gram and 1 litre edible oil per family- per month upto 1000 days
  • 500 new mobile towers will be set up in tribal areas in two years

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Gandhinagar, Thursday:  Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel termed the budget presented by Finance Minister Shri Kanubhai Desai in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly for the year 2022-23 as a people centric budget showing the commitment of the state government for balanced, inclusive and development of all sections of society.

Shri Bhupendra Patel has expressed confidence that this budget covers all sections of the society with the central idea of ​​”Bahujan Hitay Bahujan Sukhaya” will prove to be a historic achievement. He also expressed confidence that this budget will realize the vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Gujarat thi Atmnanirbhar Bharat’ as the country is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Bhai Modi. He said that this budget of Gujarat, the growth engine of the country, is a budget with many schemes for the holistic upliftment of all sections of society including farmers, youth employment, seafarers, forest brothers, poor and deprived. The Chief Minister said that with an increase of Rs. 17,000 crore over last year, this budget of Rs. 2 lakh 44,000 crore is the largest ever in the history of Gujarat and a new tax-free surplus is in line with the Prime Minister’s commitment to a self-reliant India.

The Chief Minister has taken special care in this budget to ensure that farmers get affordable prices of agricultural produce from sowing to sale. The role of electricity subsidy to farmers as well as facilities for irrigation in areas like Kutch has also been taken into consideration in this budget. Referring to the farmer oriented budget provision like promotion of natural farming, assistance to 10 thousand new farmers for honey revolution, interest subsidy to the farmers as well as interest subsidy for crops grown in summer season, etc. Referring to the Indian culture of Gau, Ganga, Gita and Gayatri, the Chief Minister welcomed the ‘Mukhyamantri Gau Mata Poshan Yojana’ for the conservation and breeding of cows and expressed the view that this scheme would give a new impetus to the maintenance of cattle in Panjrapol cowshed.

The Chief Minister said that in order to encourage the youth of Gujarat for innovation and entrepreneurship from the concept of Mind to Market, a provision of Rs.300 crore has been made in the budget for five years and Rs.60 crore for next year.

CM appreciated the state-of-the-art textile park under the PM Mitra scheme, the world-class international ceramic park at Morbi, plans to set up a new commissionerate for skill development and budgetary provisions for launching 51 new futuristic courses to train the youth.

The Chief Minister said that in order to strengthen the health and nutrition of adolescents, pregnant and lactating mothers, we have introduced ‘Suposhit mata, Swasth Badak’ scheme in this budget. He further said that the goal of giving 1 kg of Tuverdal, 2 kg of grams, 1 litre of Edible Oil free of cost per family per month for 1000 days for the nutrition of pregnant women and children will be achieved. To this end, Rs 118 crore has been allocated for the purpose of widening the scope of ‘Poshan Sudha Yojana’ for supplementary nutrition to pregnant mothers in tribal areas and implementing it in 72 more talukas, he added.

He said that in two years, Rs. 100 crores have been allotted and 500 new mobile towers have been erected in tribal areas for online banking, e commerce, online education. 25 Birsamunda Gyanshakti Residential School of Excellence, 8 new MSMEs to boost entrepreneurship among tribal youth. He added that the provisions for setting up of GIDC estate would boost the industrial entrepreneurship to create employment opportunities in tribal areas.

The Chief Minister said that the construction of seafarers in Gujarat, which has a coastline of 1600 km, will provide interest relief to fishermen on short term loans equivalent to agriculture. For this purpose, Rs. 75 crore has been provided in the budget for seafarers.

He added that a limit of Rs 230 crore has been provided for the relief rate for the fishermen for the boats at the rate of 2,000 liters at each level and for the high speed diesel boat relief scheme. Rs 201 crore will be allocated for the development of all-weather fishing ports and construction of fisheries centers in the state.

The Chief Minister said that care has been taken in this budget to ensure that even the last man of the society get the fruits of development. GoG is committed to carry forward the developmental works initiated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Source: Information Department, Gujarat