More than expected share of taxes from central government, 11.15 percent increase in budget as compared to last year
Bhopal . The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday presented a budget of Rs 32471.22 crore more than last year’s budget in the assembly. This is an increase of 11.15 percent. Referring to this in his budget speech, Finance Minister Jagdish Deora said that the state has received Rs 10,436 crore more in the current financial year due to increased share in central taxes. From this it can be inferred that the state will get more funds from the center in the next budget. Due to the election budget, the government has tried to help SC and ST, OBC, women, youth, minorities. For this reason, the budget of the departments working for these sections has been increased. The budget of the Tribal Affairs Department has been increasing for two consecutive years. Last year a budget of Rs 10,354 crore was given, which has increased to Rs 11,748 crore this year. Similarly, the budget of Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Department has been increased from Rs 3744 crore to Rs 3987 crore. The budget of Scheduled Castes Welfare Department has been increased from 1586 to 2162, the budget of Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Department has been increased from 1098 to Rs 1439 crore.
Budget increased in education as well
The government has also increased the budget in the field of education. School Education Department got Rs 27792 crore last year, which has been increased to Rs 31633 crore. Higher education has been increased from Rs 3513 crore to Rs 3745 crore, technical education has been increased from Rs 1538 crore to Rs 2997 crore. Talking about the health sector, a provision has been made to give Rs 14,686 crore to the Women and Child Development Department this time. It was Rs 5877 crore last year. There was a budget of 10380 crores for the health department, which has been increased to 11988 crores this time. The budget of the Medical Education Department has also been increased from Rs 2561 crore to Rs 3168 crore, that of AYUSH from Rs 587 crore to Rs 746 crore.
Budget increased in infrastructure sector as well
Energy Department increased from Rs 16506 crore to Rs 18301 crore, Public Health Engineering Department increased from Rs 8773 to Rs 10192 crore, Public Works Department increased from Rs 7580 to Rs 9408 crore, Water Resources Department increased from Rs 6006 to Rs 7182 crore and Narmada Valley Development Department 3263 has been increased to Rs.3867 crore. Similarly, the allocation of the Urban Development and Housing Department has been increased from Rs 13,113 to Rs 14,883 crore, while that of the Panchayat Department has been increased from Rs 6,536 to Rs 6,972 crore. However, the budget of the Rural Development Department has decreased. The department was given a budget of Rs 21389 crore last year, which has been reduced to Rs 17471 crore this time. The budget of Agriculture Department has been increased from Rs 15706 to Rs 16996 crore, Cooperative Department has been increased from 1960 to Rs 2417 crore and Animal Husbandry Department has been given a budget of Rs 1492 crore from 1443.