The state will provide an additional Rs 6,000 per year to farmers, on top of the Rs 6,000 provided under a central scheme and many more.
Mumbai:Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Devendra Fadnavis presented the Maharashtra State Budget for the year 2023-24. Eknath Shinde-led government’s first Budget for the year 2023-24 in the state Assembly. This is for the first time that Devendra Fadnavis presented the state budget as he holds the finance portfolio.
Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis presented the Maharashtra Economic Survey for the year 2022-23 in the Assembly on Wednesday. It has been estimated that the state economy is expected to grow at 6.8 per cent and the Indian economy at 7.0 per cent during the year 2022-23. The fiscal deficit is expected to be 2.5% in the financial year 2022-23. Apart from this, the state is expected to grow by 10.2 percent in the agriculture and allied activities sector, 6.1 percent in the industry sector and 6.4 percent in the service sector.
Highlights of Maharashtra Budget 2023:
1.Agricultural Training Centre to be set up in Nagpur.
2.The coverage of the Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya scheme, a health insurance scheme of the government, has been raised from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.
3.Scholarship for students: Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 for students of Class 5 to Class 7 Rs 1,500 to Rs 7,500 for students of Class 8 to Class 10. Free uniform up to class 8th students.
4.Rs 300 crore to be allocated for development of all five Jyoritlings in Maharashtra:
5.Multi-modal logistic hub to come up in Nagpur at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore.
6.It was announced to do e-panchnama of crops through satellite through drone.
7.Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Shetkari Bhawan to be established for farmers.
8.Rs 50 crore Fish Development Fund Insurance for the welfare of fisherman families.
9.50 percent discount for all women in state transport corporation (bus services). Women Centric Tourism policy for women’s safety.
10.Increase in salary of Asha Swansevak and Angadwadi Sevak. Remuneration of Asha Volunteers increased from Rs 3,500 to Rs 5,000.
11. 10 lakh homes in the next 3 years under the Modi Awaz Gharkul Yojana scheme.