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Rajasthan Budget: Govt allocates ₹1000 crore for Farmer Welfares; proposes ‘Janata Clinics’ for free treatment

Ashok Gehlot

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan Government on Wednesday presented its budget for the Financial year 2019-20, announcing major funds for farmers and youths. The state government has proposed a budget of ₹1,000 crores for Farmers Welfares and the same amount for Youth Employment Scheme.

The State government was presented by the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who also held a Finance Portfolio in the state. The Budget allocated a sum of ₹10 crores for the education of women belonging to minority communities.

Following Aam Aadmi Party‘s Mohalla Clinic model, the government announced to set up Janata Clinics to provide free medicines to people. While in a move to woo locals, the government announced free pilgrimage to Pashupati Nath Temple in Nepal.

Apart from announcing ₹1,000 crore for Youth Welfare Scheme, the Congress-led State government also promised to fill 75,000 vacant posts in various department of the state in the next couple of years.

Presenting the budget, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that budget has been made in a way to fulfill the aspiration of the people by seeking their inputs and feedbacks. ‘With the Budget, we aimed to fulfill what we have promised in the polls’, said Gehlot.

He added that the budget has been made after seeking feedback and suggestions from many sections of the society and with our primary aim of achieving the new height in Development’.

He further said, ‘We had made a number of important policy decisions during our previous tenure. Metro, Refinery, Memu Coach Factory, brought ambitious projects will be introduced in the districts deprived of.

Stressing upon the mortality rate, he announced that the government will provide Indira Priyadarshini Kit to the newborn girl child in the medical health care center.

Concluding his budget speech, Ashok Gehlot slammed Bharatiya Janata Party‘s previous government for failing to implement UDAY Scheme in the state. He said, ‘Debt in the state has mounted because of the poor financial planning of the Vasundhara Raje-led previous government, which took huge loans without much thought.

Addressing the media after presenting the State Budget, Ashok Gehlot said, ‘Giving good governance is our main resolution. Giving sensitive, transparent, accountable administration is all about it. Sensitive, so you will get a glimpse into the decisions that we have made, the transparent steps we have announced, the steps that you have taken, and the accountability we are bringing in laws’.


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