All sections have been taken care of in budget: CM

  • Youth, poor, women, farmers will benefit: Dr Yadav

Bhopal: Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav, while wishing the people of the state for the budget of the year 2024-25, said that for the first time in the state, a budget of more than 03 lakh 60 thousand crores has been presented. The specialty of the budget is that no tax of any kind has been imposed in it. The expected amount of any department has not been reduced, but the allocation of all departments has been increased.

In the budget presented on the theme of “Developed India-Developed Madhya Pradesh”, the size of the budget will be doubled in the next five years while ensuring the growth of GDP as per the expectations of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. All sections, especially youth, poor, women, farmers etc. have been taken care of in the budget. With special focus on the areas of new technology including IT, work will be done on a long-term plan to provide incentives and training to the youth of the state to come in maximum numbers in the administrative services and to increase their contribution in the state. Chief Minister Dr. Yadav was discussing with media representatives in the Media Center located in the Vidhan Sabha regarding the budget of the year 2024-25.

Special arrangements for students

Chief Minister Dr. Yadav said that special arrangements have also been made in the budget for the students who are studying in hostels. He said that adequate funds have been arranged in the budget to encourage milk production in the state. Adequate funds have also been provided for cow shelters. Budget provision for industrial development has been increased by 40 percent. A large amount has also been provided for self-help groups including heavy industries, MSMEs and cottage industries. Special attention will be given to construction works of permanent nature like schools, colleges, hospitals, roads, expressways. Provision of financial liquidity has been made with the objective of providing direct connectivity to Mahakoshal, Chambal, Vindhya, Malwa, etc. to the capital.

Dr. Yadav said that Simhastha is going to be organized on a large scale in the state. Simhastha held in Ujjain is grand and divine. For Simhastha, a provision of Rs 500 crore has been made as a token amount for the purpose of adequate arrangements at the Dev-Sthans of 13 districts of Indore and Ujjain division. Chief Minister Dr. Yadav said that senior citizens are the treasure of the state, a special scheme is being started for them. For the care of the parents of the youth working in other states or abroad, such societies will be encouraged in the urban areas, where all the necessary arrangements including medical facilities are available for the senior citizens. The private sector coming forward in this direction will be provided support by the state government.

Focus on education and health tourism

Chief Minister Dr. Yadav said that a record number of tourists have come to the state. Along with religious tourism, there are sufficient activities in heritage tourism, forest tourism. Along with this, provision of funds has been made to encourage education and health tourism. The state has the highest production capacity of “Shri Anna” in the country. Arrangements have also been made to encourage it. “Shri Anna Anusandhan Kendra” is being opened in Dindori. Similarly, under pulses, gram research centre will be opened in Malwa and mustard research centre in Chambal. Along with taking strict action to prevent cow-related crimes, the state government has declared this year as the Cow Protection Year to encourage cows. As a result of the public welfare schemes of the state government, more than two crore 30 lakh people have come out of the poverty line. The state government will continue to work for the better life of the common man by implementing employment-oriented schemes in the state.

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