Rajasthan Budget 2024 / 1 lakh jobs, free tablet-internet, cheap CNG and much more, know what was included in the budget

Vikrant Shekhawat : Jul 10, 2024, 06:05 PM
Rajasthan Budget 2024: Presenting the first full budget of the Bhajanlal government, Finance Minister Diya Kumari gave a speech of 2 hours 51 minutes in the assembly. In her first budget speech, Diya Kumari made many big announcements for youth, women, farmers. The government will provide more than 4 lakh new jobs in the coming 5 years. At the same time, panchayat elections will be held simultaneously. Government employees coming in SC-ST category will also be given cheap loans. The government will also give loans at low interest to women working with self-help groups, while tablets and free internet have also been announced for Rajasthan school students on merit.

In the budget, it has also been announced to create about 9 thousand new posts in the Health and Police Department. A provision of Rs 1300 crore has been made in the budget for urban development. The announcement of 9 green field expressways in Rajasthan is being seen as a big development.

The opposition also created a ruckus several times during the budget speech. Congress MLAs said that the budget announcements are old, which were made by their government. Now they are being repeated.

What was given to which sector in the budget?

The Bhajanlal government has focused a lot on infrastructure in this budget. In Jal Jeevan Mission, it has been announced to provide tap water to 25 lakh rural houses by spending 15 thousand crores this year. In the energy sector, 2.25 lakh crores will be spent by keeping the target of 2031-32.

In the budget, it has been announced to develop a road network of 13 thousand km in five years, 60 thousand crores rupees will be spent on this. For the first time in the state, 9 green field expressways of more than 2750 km length will be built, for this DPR will be made at a cost of 30 crores.

Diya Kumari has made many announcements in the budget to promote industry and investment. It has been announced to build 4 Ram-Janaki industrial areas in the state. Ramjanki Industrial Areas will be built in Dharmapura of Barmer, Mal Ki Tous of Udaipur, Varkana of Pali and Nainwa of Bundi.

Export promotion policy will be brought in the state. In this, theme based industry parks, research and technology for transport and green technology will be promoted. Textile policy, Rajasthan warehousing policy, new MSME policy have been announced. Non-Resident Rajasthan Conclave will be organized along with the investor summit to be held this year.

Which class got what in the budget?

It has been announced to bring 15 lakh women of the state under the ambit of Lakhpati Didi Yojana and increase their income to more than one lakh. Women associated with self-help groups will be provided loans at 2.5 percent interest rate, a budget of Rs 300 crore has been kept on this. Chief Minister Ayushman Arogya Yojana (Maa) voucher scheme will be implemented for pre-natal checkup and medicines of women. Milk will be given at Anganwadi centers three days every week.

Government's focus on infrastructure, 9 expressways to be built, Rs 2.25 lakh crore to be spent on electricity

Bhajanlal government has put a lot of focus on infrastructure in this budget. It has been announced to provide tap water to 25 lakh rural households by spending Rs 15 thousand crore in Jal Jeevan Mission this year. 6 big projects worth more than Rs 20 thousand crore will be started to provide water to 5846 additional villages of the state. It has been announced to start Chambal based drinking water project for Karauli, Sawai Madhopur, Gangapur City.

Under Amrit 2.0 scheme for drinking water schemes in rural as well as urban areas, work will be done in 183 cities of the state with Rs 5 thousand 180 crore. It has been announced to renovate 32 water bodies at a cost of Rs 127 crore and 20-20 hand pumps and 10-10 tube wells in every assembly constituency.

Target to spend 2.25 lakh crores in electricity by 2031-32, electricity connection in 2.08 lakh houses this year

Announcements have been made to spend 2.25 lakh crores in the energy sector by keeping the target of 2031-32. It has been announced to produce 20,500 MW of electricity from traditional sources and 35,600 MW from renewable energy sources by 2031. In the budget, it has been announced to provide electricity connection to 2.08 lakh houses deprived of electricity this year.

Announcement to install 25 lakh smart meters, Adarsh ​​​​Solar Village will be built in every district

It has been announced to develop solar parks in Pugal, Chhatargarh of Bikaner and Bodana of Jaisalmer for the production of more than 50 thousand MW of solar energy. An Adarsh ​​​​Solar Village will be built in every district, in which solar power plants up to two MW will be installed, 40% subsidy will be given in this. All the government offices of the state will be connected to solar energy in phase manner. Six 765 kV, seven 400 kV, 15 220 kV and 40 132 kV GSS will be built. Smart meters will be installed to prevent leakage of electricity. This year more than 25 lakh smart meters will be installed.

Announcement to build 13 thousand km long road network in 5 years, 9 green field expressways

In the budget, it has been announced to develop a road network of 13 thousand km in five years, 60 thousand crore rupees will be spent on this. 9 thousand crore rupees have been given for the repair of state highways, bypasses, flyovers, RUBs. 644 crore rupees will be spent in 2 years to repair the roads and overbridges damaged by the Biparjoy storm. 306 crore rupees will be spent to connect the subdivision and tehsil headquarters to the road of the district headquarters. 500 crore rupees will be spent for the repair and upgradation of the roads of the urban area. For the first time in the state, it has been announced to build 9 greenfield expressways with a length of more than 2750 km. DPR will be prepared at a cost of 30 crores. – 9 Greenfield Expressways: Jaipur Kishangarh, Ajmer, Jodhpur 350 km, Kotputli-Kishangarh 181 km, Jaipur-Bhilwara 193 km, Bikaner-Kotputli 295 km, Beawar-Bharatpur 342 km, Jalore-Jhalawar 402 km, Ajmer-Banswara 358 km, Jaipur-Phalodi 342 km, Sriganganagar-Kotputli 290 km.

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