Finance Minister of Madhya Pradesh Jagdish Deora with the budget-making team.
Finance Minister Jagdish Deora will present the first budget of the fourth term of the Shivraj government in the Assembly in a while. Earlier in the cabinet meeting, the budget was approved. In the budget, a provision has been made for the schemes based on the road map of self-sufficient Madhya Pradesh. An attempt has been made to keep every section in the budget.
It is believed that keeping in view the urban body and panchayat elections, the announcement of increasing dearness allowance (DA) and relief (DR) of more than 10 lakh employees and pensioners of the state will be made in the budget. Right now employees and pensioners are getting 12% DA-DR. With annual salary increases, there may also be an announcement to increase the state’s share in the contributory pension scheme from 10% to 14%. Similarly, the scheme to give loans without interest to street vendors can also be extended.
Sources from the ministry said that provisions to strengthen all four sectors of self-reliant Madhya Pradesh have been included in the budget. The announcement of giving increments of July 2020 to government employees along with July 2021 will be announced in the budget. In this, a maximum of 25% DA (dearness allowance) has been arranged in the financial year 2021-22, ie in the new financial year, if the central government increases the DA, the state government can also increase it.
The budget will have new provisions to increase the economic corridor and industrial investment en route to Narmada Expressway and Atal Progressway. The state government can talk about an incentive package for this. This time the government will implement the Chief Minister’s self-employment schemes in a new way.
Provision can be made in the budget for other programs including expansion of women self-help groups, formation of farmer producer groups, linking youth with cooperatives. Similarly, it is also proposed to increase the number of custom hiring centers to boost employment. Under this, agricultural graduates and agricultural sons will get priority.
The budget for the current financial year i.e. 2020-21 was decreased by about 28 thousand crores as compared to 2019-2020. The budget was given only for the repair of roads. This time, keeping in view the urban development, there have been indications for the Public Works Department to keep about Rs. 5000 crores in the budget.
9 new medical colleges to be announced
The budget may announce the opening of 9 new medical colleges. Out of this, there will be a plan to open 6 with the help of the Central Government and 3 by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. These colleges will be in Shivpuri, Rajgarh, Mandla, Singrauli, Neemuch, Mandsaur, Chhatarpur, Damoh and Seoni. Prior to the year 2003, there were 5 medical colleges in the state. After this 8 new medical colleges were started.
Promotion of sale of indigenous goods
Women empowerment will be promoted by encouraging the sale of indigenous goods. These tasks will be entrusted to women’s self-help groups. For this, modern technology will be used in every area. The agriculture department is also working on a plan to make agriculture a profitable business by increasing production and productivity in a modern way.
Gas-affected widow women pension can be resumed
Announcement of pension of one thousand rupees for gas-affected widow woman can be announced in the budget. It was started by the Center for 8 years in 2012-13, later it closed. Now the state government can start it.
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