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Rajasthan Chief Minister presents state Budget with focus on farmer welfare and youth employment

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Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot presented the state Budget on Wednesday for the financial year 2019-20 in the Rajasthan Assembly. Stating that it is a people’s budget, and has been prepared keeping in mind the suggestions across different sections of the society, the Chief Minister has allocated major funds for farmer welfare, medical facilities, state highways and electric vehicle scheme among others.

Gehlot has proposed Rs 1,000 crore fund for farmers’ welfare. Apart from that, there are various schemes on irrigation and Rs 5,200 crore feeder for uninterrupted power supply to the farmers.

The Budget also states that a target of Rs 16,000 crore crop loans from cooperative banks has been set and said ‘Nandi Shala’ will be built in each gram panchayat.

An amount of Rs 927 crore has been allocated for state highways, Janta Clinics and electric vehicles policy. Within the Rajasthan government’s free medicine scheme, 104 medicine types have been added.

Rs 1,000 crore has been allocated for the CM Youth Employment Scheme. Apart from that, the Chief Minister also mentioned that 75,000 vacant positions will be filled in various government departments to provide jobs to the youth.

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