Irrigation, Power, Agriculture, Social Welfare, Medical and Health and Industrial sectors are reported to get a major share in the Budget estimates for the year 2014-15, to be presented in the Legislature today by the Finance Mnister Eetela Rajendar.
The following allocations were proposed in the Budget Estimates for the year 2014-14, to various sectors and departments:
Total Budget : Rs. 100637 Crores
Non Plan Expenditure: Rs.51,989.49 cores
Plan Expenditure: Rs. 48,648.47 Crores
Revenue Surplus: Rs.301.02 Crores
Rs. 1,000 crore earmarked for weaker section housing scheme comprising two bed room flats.
Constituency development programme fund increased from Rs. 1 crore to Rs. 1.5 crore. Rs. 234 crore allocated for this purpose
Rs. 90 crore for sports stadium and modernisation of sports facilities across the state.
Rs. 100 crore earmarked for Godavari pushkaralu.
Rs. 11 crore earmarked for Samskrutika Sarangi to spread awareness about government programmes through cultural artists.
Tourism and culture gets a fillip. Telangana Kala Bhavan to come up in 11 acres near India Park in Hyderabad. Telangana kala Bhavan and kaloji cultural centre in warangal get Rs. 15 crore allocation.
Rs. 1,000 crore investment in TSGENCO under state plan.
Rs. 3,241 crore allocated to energy sector, which includes Rs. 3000 crore in subsidy.
Corpus fund of Rs. 300 crore for Herita Haram scheme to raise 230 crore trees in next four years. Forest college gets 10 crore.
Journalists in Telanagana to get health cards. Rs. 10 crore allotted for construction of Journalist Bhavan.
Telangana government signs MoU with Chattaisgarh for supply of 1000 MW
NTPC to set up 4000 MW plant at Ramagundam
BHEL to set up thermal plants with a capacity of 6000 MW.
20,000 MW power to be added in next 5 years.
TSRTC gets 400 crore for procuring 1000 new buses.
All roads connecting Mandala headquarters to District headquarters to be made into double lane roads at a cost of Rs. 400 crore.
Power loom weavers to get one lakh loan waiver.
Rs. 19.30 crore incentive for SC entrepreneurs to set up industries.
Telangana government plans to link research institutes academia and industry in and around Hyderabad under the umbrella of research and innovation circle of Hyderabad (RICH).
NIMZ has potential to attract investments of Rs. 40,000 crore and employment for 3 lakh people and support 4.5 lakh people indirectly.
Major national project as part of national investment, and manufacturing zone to come up in Medak district spread over 12,365 acres.
Rs. 90 crore for ITIR projects in Hyderabad.
Land bank to be set up in five lakh acres For establishment of industries. Telangana industrial infrastructure corporation to overlook land allocation. Rs. 100 crore allocated for providing facilities in the land.
Health sector gets Rs.2,282 crore.
Gandhi and Osmania hospitals provided Rs. 100 crore each. Maternity hospital in Hyderabad to get Rs. 50 crore. Nil outrï¿½ and King Koti hospitals given Rs. 30 crore and Rs. 25 crore each.
Rs. 25 crore earmarked to provide improvised education from KG to PG. Rs. 940 crore for setting up model schools at mandal level. Technical education gets Rs. 212 crore. IIIT Basara gets Rs. 119 crore.
Rs. 100 crore allocated for one time supply of LPG connections to poor women.
Rs. 1,317 crore earmarked for payment of pensions to aged and widows. Pension amount enhanced to Rs. 1,000 per month for aged and widows under the Asara pension scheme. Disabled to get Rs. 1,500 per month.
Rs. 1,003 crore for women and child welfare schemes.
Rs. 330 crore for Kalyanalaxmi scheme in which a newly-weded woman gets 51,000.
Government earmarks Rs. 7,579 crore and Rs. 4,559 crore respectively for SC and ST sub plans. Rs. 2,022 crore for welfare backward classes. Rs. 1,030 crore for minorities welfare.
Tribal museum and memorial for Gond martyr Kumram Bheema to be set up at Jodeghat in Adilabad district.
Government plans suitable provision for development of fisheries sector.
Rs. 1000 crore earmarked for distributing land to landless SC families.
Tribal sub plan raised 9.34 per cent amount to 4461 crore in the budget. Tribals hamlets to be upgraded to gram panchayats. Schemes to be formulated on the lines of ITDAs for tribals living in plain areas.
Govt committed to provide Rs.50,000 crore for welfare of SCs in next five years. Social welfare department renamed as SC welfare department.
Government allots 16.30 crore as incentive give to milk producers. Rs. 4 per litre incentive for those supplying milk to Vijaya Dairy, a govt-run dairy.
Govt announces Rs. 20 crore power subsidy for poultry farmers. 1.5 lakh tonnes of maize supplied to poultry farmers at subsidised rates of Ra 10 per kg.
Government to give 100 per cent subsidy to SC/ ST farmers, 90 per cent to small and marginal farmers 80 per cent to others for setting up drip irrigation projects. Rs. 250 crore allocated for this purpose.
State to promote drip irrigation in 1.36 lakh acres.
Green house farming to be promoted in 1000 acres around Hyderabad in pilot basis to cultivate exotic and unseasonal vegetables at a cost of Rs. 200 crore. Government to extend 75 per cent subsidy to set up green houses.
Government decides to consolidate agricultural land holdings to make farming prices utile and intensive.
Government proposes to make Telanagana as seed bowl of the country.
Rs. 100 crore allocated for farm mechanisation.
Rs. 20 crore earmarked for crop colonies and soil testing.
Rs. 10 crore for farm field schools.
Government to release Rs.480 crore for input subsidy dues to farming community. Rs. 1,150 crore released for red jowar seed growers farmers in Nizamabad.
Government allocates Rs. 4,250 crore for farmer debt waiver scheme. Loans up to Rs. 1 lakh per family being waived.
To provide piped drinking date through a network of pipelines at a cost of Rs. 25,000 crore, Rs. 2,000 crore allocated this year.
State drinking water grid to be established.
Government focussed on water and drinking Water projects, says Mr. Rajendar. Ten per cent of water in irrigation projects to be used for drinking water purposes.
Nettempadu, Kalwakurthy, Bheema, Koil sagar lift irrigation schemes to be completed this year. Total of 2,97,550 acres to be brought under irrigation under these projects.
With a focus on revival of tanks and irrigation sources, budget allocates Rs. 2000 crore for restoration of irrigation tanks.
45,000 irrigation tanks to be restored in five years, out of which, 9000 tanks will be restored this year.
Rs. 6500 crore alloted for irrigation and command area development.
The comprehensive household survey will be used to better target welfare programmes.
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Short, medium and long term action plans conceived for which 14 task force committees were constituted, Mr. Rajender says explaining the budget process.
Budget is a major departure from the past both in its approach and content. People suggestions were sought at village and ward level before preparing the budget, says Mr. Rajendar.
Government allocates Rs. 100 crore for welfare of families of Telangana martyrs.
Though the budge is only available for ten months of current financial year 2014-15, it has been so programmed to integrate see lesson into the five year perspective plan 2014-19, says Mr. Rajender.
Non plan expenditure is Rs. 51,989 crore; Plan expenditure is Rs. 48,648 crore; Estimated revenue surplus is 301 crore; Fiscal deficit estimated at Rs. 17,398 crore.
Finance Minister Etela Rajender is presenting the maiden budget of Telangana Assembly. TV Grab/Photo: P. V. Sivakumar
Telangana government presents budget with a total expenditure of Rs. 1,00,637 crore for a period of ten months.