Chhattisgarh passes Rs 1778 Cr supplementary budget; Rs 75 Cr allocated for electricity to irrigation pumps
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 08-Aug-2017

Raipur, August 8: The First Supplementary Budget for the year 2017-2018 passed on the floor of the Assembly with voice vote. There is a provision of Rs One thousand 778 crore. The State Budget was hiked to Rs 82, 737 crore with the inclusion of this amount.

 

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said on the premises of the Assembly that out of Rs One thousand 778 crore First Supplementary estimates about 42 per cent -Rs 746 crore-is capital expenditure and Rs 1, 032 crore is Revenue expenditure. There is a provision for several public utility services.

 

Singh had announced provision of Rs 20 crore for providing tiffins to MGNREGA workers earlier. An amount of Rs 50 crore had been set apart for Chief Minister Gram Gaurav Path Yojana. About Rs 102 crore 41 lakh had been set apart from the minor minerals revenue for the panchayats. Rs. 33 crore 50 lakh was allocated for the National Rural Drinking water Programme.

An amount of Rs 30 crore was set apart for 50-bed hospitals (M.C.H.) in 11 cities and towns. Rs 1.93 crore was allocated to create an additional 119 nurses' posts at Raipur-based Ambedkar Hospital. For barrier-free facilities to the disabled Naveen Kendriya Shetriya Yojana was included. Six Government Higher Secondary Schools buildings will be built at- Chhuria, Akalwara, Madhed, Devgaon, Chaarbata and Jhalmala.

Chief Minister said that a High School building will also be built at development block Bhilaigarh (Balaodabazar). An amount of Rs 35 crore was set apart for buildings in many districts. An amount of Rs 13 crore 20 lakh was allocated towards the Prime Minister Skills' Development Programme.

Proposals were also approved for Government Polytechnic buildings at Balod and Raipur. Rs 35 lakh was set apart for laptops to students of the Prayas Boarding schools who had been selected in I.I.Ts and NITs.

About Rs 70 lakh was allocated to the increase in scholarships from Rs 1, 000 to Rs 1500 to the Prayas Boarding school students under the Chief Minister Bal Bhavishya Suraksha Yojana. Rs Four crore was allotted to Smart City project at Bilaspur and Naya Raipur.

An amount of Rs 10 crore for Suchita Yojana for minor girls operated by the Women and Child Development Department. About Rs Six crore was set apart for air strips at Bilaspur and Ambikapur.