Jaipur, February 12: Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje led Rajasthan government on Monday announced the state budget that mainly focuses on poor and farmers, as well as will empower each and every sector including education, agriculture, infrastructure etc. Taking a massive step in a bid to give relief to farmers, CM Vasundhara Raje announced one-time loan waiver of up to Rs 50,000 for small and marginal farmers of the state.
Presenting the state budget in the Assembly, CM Vasundhara Raje announced one-time loan waiver of up to Rs 50,000 for small and marginal farmers in the state, which would cost Rs 8,000 crore to the exchequer. CM Raje also announced setting up a farmer loan relief commission where farmers can approach and present their side for getting relief on merit basis.
The chief minister also announced free travel for people above 80 years of age and one attendee on the half fare in the state roadways buses. Also, hike in honorarium to Anganwadi workers, underpass from Ramniwas Garden to Delhi Road for a better traffic management, biogas plants in cow shelters was among other announcements.
However, Congress members led by the leader of opposition Rameshwar Dudi created a ruckus in the house saying it was betrayal with farmers and the complete loan should be waived. Importantly, this was CM Vasundhara Raje’s last budget of her current tenure.
Highlights of the Rajasthan budget 2018: