Bhopal : The annual budget for the financial year 2021-22 of the state government was presented on Tuesday, the seventh day of the budget session of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Finance Minister Jagdish Deora presented a paperless budget in the Legislative Assembly through a tablet, emphasizing on ‘self-reliant Madhya Pradesh’. Earlier, the budget was approved in the cabinet meeting held in the Legislative Assembly.
The Chief Minister paid tributes to Khandwa MP Nandkumar Singh Chauhan for the first time in the House before the budget speech began in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday. After this, Finance Minister Jagdish Deora while presenting the budget said that like Arjun’s target ‘Eye of the Chidiya’, the goal of the state government is ‘self-sufficient Madhya Pradesh’ and accordingly budget provisions have been made. Under this, most emphasis has been laid on the development and expansion of infrastructural facilities. This budget will bring positive changes in the lives of the people of the state.
He said that social harmony and harmony is the priority of our government. We found the empty treasure and Kovid had a challenge. Our government controlled Kovid and improved the economy. 24200 teachers will be recruited in the state. CM Teerth Darshan Yojana will be started again. This time the government will neither impose any new tax nor will there be any increase in the old taxes. Police Hospital will be set up in Bhopal and Mahila Police Station will be opened in every district. A provision of Rs 262 crore has been made in the budget for the metro projects in Bhopal and Indore.
The Finance Minister said that there is an Atal Progress-Way for Chambal, now the Narmada Expressway has been prepared to connect East to West. There are also plans to develop the industry along the Narmada Expressway. A big announcement has been made for the gas victims of Bhopal in the budget. After the closure of the Central Pension Scheme, now the victims will provide pension from the state government’s own level. Special provision has been made in the budget for farmers. Jagdish Deora said that a provision of Rs 1 thousand crore has been made for giving loans to farmers without interest. We have implemented the Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. The farmers are getting 6 thousand. 78 lakh farmers have received Rs 8 thousand crores. Our Chief Minister has increased the farmers welfare scheme by four thousand rupees by topping up this scheme. In Madhya Pradesh, farmers are being given 10 thousand rupees. In the budget, 7 medical colleges were announced in the state.
The Finance Minister said that the budget has been increased by three and a half times to provide water to the villages and cities through door to door taps. Now we will spend 5962 crores on this. Earlier this budget was Rs 1364 crore. This work will be completed under the Water Life Mission. We will supply water through solar pumps in villages to reduce the burden of electricity bills. Loan will be given to self-help groups at 4% interest. Also, social security pension will continue.