Some highlights of Gujarat Budget 2013 (Video)


By our correspondent, Gandhinagar, 20 February 2013

Some highlights of Gujarat budget 2013-14, more on this soon:

-Rs 114450 crore provision in year 2013-14 which is 12.5% more than 2012 provision of Rs 101712.

-Planned expenditure for year 2013 is Rs 58500 crore whic is 14.71% more than 2012 planned expenditure of Rs 51000 crore.

-Development expenditure goes up at Rs 76679 crore which is more than double compare to non development expenditure of Rs 35830 crore.

-Total income is estimated as Rs 113484 crore which is 12.1% more than 2012. Revenue income will be Rs 85752 crore which is 13% more than 2012.

-Income of all taxes win 2013 will be approximately Rs 60208 crore which shows 17.52% increase compare to current year estimate of Rs 51231 crore.

-Among development oriented schemes, social services are given importance with provision of Rs 24586 crore. This is Rs 4053 crore up compare to last year allocation, and it is 42.03% of total plan.

-75% increase in Labour and Employment with provision of Rs 841 crore.

-42.59% rise in allocation for Education, 24.18% rise for Health.

-Centralized approach

-Balance and speedy growth in Agriculture and Service sectors.

-Capacity building of youths so that they can grab the opportunities available worldwide.

-Planning as per the aspirations of neo-middle class which contributes importantly in the process of development. Quality urban and rural life.

-Strengthening of education, nutrition and health services.

-Public participation in development, technology in public services and decentralization in administration.

-Rs 3200 crore plan for Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy development, Cooperation and Fisheries industries. More emphasize on productivity, value edition and modernization.

-An Agriculture Commission will be formed.

-During a year 300000 ha additional land will be covered under irrigation which will benefit 2030 villages of 14 districts.

-Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Sinchai Yojana (SAUNI) is being materialized at a cost of Rs 10000 crore. Narmada river’s surplus one million acre ft water will be supplied to 115 dams of Saurashtra through 1115 km long four link canals. Rs 1000 crore are allocated in this budget.

-5000 more seats in ITI. 2.25 lakh youths to be taught foreign language. 100000 urban poor to be given employment oriented training under Ummid programme. Skill University and Skill Corporation planned.

-Rs 3850 crore plan this year, up from last year’s Rs 2700 crore. Chief Minister Scholarship Fund will be created to serve needy students. All scholarships effective at present will be covered under Chief Minister Scholarship Fund. The fund will be created with corpus of Rs 100 crore. Gran in aid school’s SC, ST, economically backward and socially backward children to be given free text books.

-Rs 3800 crore allotted for Health sector. 50 new Primary health center, 10 new group health center and 400 sub centers to be opened.

-Rs 4400 crore allocation for affordable housing under Mukhyamantri Aavas Samruddhi Yojana. Cities withough slums, neo-middle class housing, and kachcha to pucca house conversion in rural area are some of the features.

-Technical value addition in agriculture, education and extension services, online portal for APMC, tele medicine and tele radiology based distance treatment, electronic virtual highway, expansion of gram panchayat e-connectivity, GIS use in water shade management, re-survey of land etc

-Formation of Gujarat Agriculture Commission.
-Formation of Seeds Development Mission.
-Rs 15 crore allotted for International level Agri-tech fair.
-Rs 657 crore allocated for farmers against the impacts of poor monsoon. Crop insurance, accident insurance, loan interest relief included.
-2030 villages of 14 districts to be added to Narmada canal command areat his year. Rs 500 crore allocated for land acquisition payments this year.
-1115 km long four Narmada link canals for one million acre ft water supply to Saurashtra region. Rs 1,000 crore allocated for this under ‘SAUNI’ scheme.
-2,50,000 ha more land to be covered under Micro Irrigation this year.
-A horse breeding center to be set up at Hingolgadh in jasdan for Rs 6 crore.
-75% rise in planned allocation for Labour and Employment department budget.
-5,000 new seats to be added in ITIs this year. New ITIs in tribal areas to be opened this year.
-Teaching of Japanese and Chinese languages.
-New 48 English medium primary schools to be opened, 18 of them will come up in tribal areas.
-Chief Minister Scholarship Fund to be set up to provide financial support to need students.
-22 hospitals to have special infant care and nutrition care units.
-Rs 35 crore for stem-cell hospital in Surat.
-100 ambulances to be added this year to 108 emergency service.
-17 new police stations.
-Rs 22 crore for women units in police stations.
-1000 cops to be added for traffic management.
-Rs 182 crore allotted for sea routes ferry projects, including Dahej-Ghogha ro-ro ferry project.
-120 new sub stations, over 3000 circuit km new power line, 40% sub stations to come up in tribal areas.
-One lakh new power connections in agriculture sector. Rs 550 crore allocated.
-100 new CNG stations and one lakh new gas connection for home usage.
-A new LNG terminal at Mundra for Rs 50 crore.
-13 crore Rs allotted for Tourism development works in Saputara.
-Aatmiya Nivas scheme to be launched for home-stay of tourists.
-Rs 100 crore allotted for Sardar Patel’s tallest statue.
-Rs 9391 crore for Urban development sector.
-Rs 801 crore for Narmada canal network development in Kutch district.
-Crocodile park in Vadodara.
-Inclusion of Tidal power project in the budget.
-Rs 33 crore for Signature bridge connecting GIFT city in Gandhinagar.


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