Raipur।Third supplementary grants worth nearly Rs one thousand 625 crore 65 lakh 61 thousand 600 for fiscal year 2019-20 passed with voice vote in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly. With this, the total size of main budget and three supplementary budget for fiscal year 2019-20 has expanded to Rs one lakh 6 thousand 413 crore.Click here for join CGWALL News WhatsApp Group for such updates
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, in response to the discussion on third supplementary demands, said that State’s third supplementary budget includes provisions for welfare of farmers, women and children as well as other sections of the society.
Mr. Baghel said that according to the Reserve Bank of India’s report for year 2019-20, Chhattisgarh is on the top rank in country in terms of expenditure on development-oriented works. 77.8% of the State’s total budget is being spent on development-oriented works. Likewise, 46.1% of the state’s budget is being spent on social sector, which is more than national average, State’s total credit capacity is 21.68% of the GSDP and 5.9% of the interest payment revenue recovery, which is least among all the states.
In this way, committed expenditure is only 19.3% of the total budget, which is the minimum among all the states. Talking about the main provisions of third supplementary budget, Chief Minister said that Rs 200 crore has been provisioned for premium installment under Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme.
Including the amount provisioned for premium of Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme in the main budget, the total amount provisioned for the purpose is total Rs 516 crore. He informed that Rs 2 crore 87 lakh has been provisioned for procurement of tractor and other equipment. Chief Minister said that Rs 10 crore has been provisioned for salary allowance of Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Rs 7 crore 67 lakh for transport allowance of milk producers, and Rs 107 crore 28 lakh for chickpeas distribution of antyoday and priority ration card holder of families.Including the provisions of main budget, total Rs 278 crore has been provisioned for chickpeas distribution.
Rs 202 crore 97 lakh has been provisioned for sugar distribution to ration card holders and including the provisions of main budget, total Rs 303 crore has been provisioned for this purpose.
In Bastar region, 31 rural roads will be constructed under Rural Road Program Phase-II, and 14 bridges will be constructed under NABARD funded Jawahar Setu Yojana. Likewise, nine bridges will be constructed in Sarguja.
Chief Minister informed that the third supplementary budget includes provision of Rs 202 crore for rural livelihood mission and total provisioned amount for this purpose include the main budget is 508 crore. Rs 177 crore has been provisioned for half electricity bill scheme, and including the provision of main budget, the total amount provisioned for this purpose is Rs 977 crore. Likewise the third supplementary budget includes provision of Rs 35 crore for Saubhagya Yojana, Rs 9.90 crore for adhar registration under Intengrated Child Development Scheme, Rs 15.40 crore for equipment procurement to monitor nourishment of children under Integrated Child Service Scheme.