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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Gujarat Budget 2009 - Highlights

The Budget Estimates for the year 2008-09 show grant-in-aid expenditure of Rs. 2383 crore as revenue expenditure since the expenditure is to be incurred on capital works. If this expenditure is classified as capital expenditure, the Revenue surplus will increase from Rs. 52.39 crore to Rs. 2435.39 crore. Due to prudent fiscal control on unproductive expenditure and intensive efforts to increase revenue receipts, the State Government has been generating Revenue Surplus since last two years.

Provision of Rs. 19030.00 crore has been made for Plan expenditure which includes provision of Rs. 8272.42 crore for Social Services. Allocation on Social services is 42.93% of the total provision. Government has, therefore, given top priority to services like Drinking water, Primary Education, Housing, Health Care and Nutrition which constitute Social Services.

The State has achieved average annual growth of 10.4% in last five years even after facing natural disasters like scarcity, earthquake and flood. The State is expected to register GSDP growth of 11.3% in the coming years. Considering assistance due to externally aided project for earthquake relief works, provision of Rs. 262.59 crore has been made for Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority.

Provision of Rs. 612 crore has been made towards emergency relief and restoration works to deal with any natural calamity.

Provision of Rs. 261 crore has been made towards 'Nirmal Gujarat Campaign' in view of the encouraging results of the scheme seen during the current year.

The allocation to Education Department has been increased by 26% over the current year to Rs. 1349 crore.

Provision of Rs. 43 crore has been made for creation of drinking water facilities and providing electric connections to Primary Schools. Provision of Rs. 85 crore has been made for providing computers in the schools.

Under Vanbandhu and Sagarkhedu Schemes, it is proposed to open 203 new Secondary, 222 new Higher Secondary Schools and 10 new Colleges. 83000 Vidhyasahayaks were recruited under Vidhyasahayak Scheme. It is proposed to make 11000 new recruitments under this scheme.

It is proposed to create new Technological University having I.I.T. level courses from 2008.

To improve employment of youth, it is proposed to start English language training classes under SCOPE programme.

It is proposed to provide Rs. 824.75 crore, an increase of 45.92% over the current year's provision, to Health and Family Welfare Department.

Provision of Rs. 12 crore has been made for free 108 Emergency Services for expanding its network in the State. The 108 Emergency Services has been able to save precious lives in its short span of service. A comprehensive plan has been made to cope with deadly diseases like Sicklecell anemia and Laptospirosis occuring specifically in tribal communities of South Gujarat.

It is proposed to start Tele-Medicine services by application of latest technology in Health Care.

The Government has made a provision of Rs. 20 crore to establish an I.I.M. like premier institute on 50 acres of land with collaboration of Public Health Foundation of India.

It is proposed to start Physiotherapy College in tribal area of the State under Vanbandhu Scheme.

Provision of Rs. 30 crore has been made for upgrading quality of medicine produced by Government Ayurvedic Pharmacy. Provision of Rs. 67.44 crore has been made to upgrade Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres and Sub-centres.

Provision of Rs. 340 crore has been estimated by increasing 72.41% over current year provision for Women and Child Development. Provision of Rs. 94 crore has been made to develop economic activities among 15 lakh women and make them self-reliant through Sakhi Mandal programme.

It is proposed to provide assistance for kits worth Rs.3000 in addition to widow pension to 10000 widows between 18 to 40 age group. It is proposed to start Bal Gokulam University (Children University) for development of children which is the first of its kind in the country.

Provision of Rs. 127.76 crore has been made under Balbhog Scheme for prevention of mal-nutrition in children below six years. The scheme will be beneficial to girls and pregnant mothers too. Provision of Rs. 10 crore has been made for renovation of 5000 existing Anganwadi Buildings.

Mobile Anganwadi Centres will be started in urban slums for migrant labourers. A provision of Rs. 1.10 crore has been made for Mata Yashoda Award under Angalwadi. A provision of Rs. 40 crore has been made for increase in monthly honorarium of Rs. 500 and Rs. 250 to Anganwadi workers and Tedagars respectively.

Provision of Rs. 1469.25 crore has been made under Water Supply Division, an increase of 20.43% over the current year. It is proposed to provide Rs. 265 crore under various schemes of Water Supply for tribal areas. Provision of Rs. 115 crore has been made for internal distribution of drinking system with people's contribution.

A provision of Rs. 255 crore has been made with 21.43% rise over current year provision under the head of Tribal Development. Provision of Rs. 296 crore is made under Gujarat Pattern to provide various infrastructure facilities to tribal people. Provision of Rs. 11.40 crore has been made to start Class-VIII in 55 Ashram Nivasi Shallas of tribal areas. It is proposed to start Class-XI and Class-XII in 11 Adarsh Nivasi Shallas of Tribal area.

Provision of Rs. 10 crore has been made for 2 Talukas to provide balanced diet to Scheduled Tribe students under Purak Poshan Scheme. It is proposed to start dry hostels for 15 Secondary Schools and 5 new hostels for colleges in tribal areas.

Provision of Rs. 566.50 crore has been made with rise of 25.89% over current year provision under Social Welfare Division. Out of the estimated five year plan of Rs. 15000 crore for Vanbandhu

Kalyan Yojana, provision of Rs. 2933 crore has been made under Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana for the year 2008-09 against Rs. 2335 Crore in the current year.

Loan to MBBS doctor has been raised to Rs. 2.50 lacs from Rs. 2 lacs and annual limit is raised from Rs.50,000 to Rs. 24,000. Provision has been made to provide assistance of Rs. 40,000 for Housebuilding construction to 1250 women belonging to Schedule caste including 250 women belonging to most backward class under Dr. Ambedkar Aawas Scheme.

It is proposed to provide assistance of Rs. 40,000 for construction of house to 1000 widows engaged in sanitary works. It is proposed to start construct 2 new Government Kumar Hostels at Ahmedabad and Surat and one Girls hostel at Gandhinagar. It is proposed to start 4 new hostels at Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara and Vallabh Vidhyanagar for Post Graduate Students belonging to Schedule Caste.

It is proposed to start 15 new hostels with boarding and lodging facilities under Sagarkhedu Scheme.

Provision has been made to provide assistance of Rs. 2000 to Girls students studying in 8th standard and belonging to Economically Backward classes for purchasing of cycle.

Provision of Rs. 115 crore has been made in Year 2008-09 against the provision of Rs. 75 crore in the current year to ensure Government's determination of full support to Social security sector. Provision has been made to provide assistance of Rs. 40,000 for construction of house to 500 handicapped widow women. Provision of Rs. 347 crore has been made by increasing 62.35% over the current year provision under Forest and Environment Department. It includes Rs. 170.10 crore allocated under Tribal Area Sub Plan Scheme. Works in tribal area is given highest priority by planning to provide Rs.

203.39 lacs man-days employment in forestry sector.

Provision of Rs. 12 crore has been made to conserve Lion. Provision of Rs. 941.85 crore has been made by increasing 29.38% over current year provision under Agriculture and Co-operation Department. It is proposed to provide Rs. 337.98 crore to promote latest scientific agricultural approach for reduction of production-cost. Agriculturist living below poverty line will be given Farmer's Kit. It is proposed to provide Rs. 59.70 crore for distribution of such kits. Provision of Rs. 148.23 crore has been made under Agriculture Crop Insurance.

Provision of Rs. 40 crore has been made to strengthen the District Central Co-operative Banks and State Co-operative banks. Provision of Rs. 10 crore has been made towards activities related to animal husbandry services and information and broadcasting. Provision of Rs. 10.90 crore has been made to strengthen the Agriculture Produce Market Cooperatives.

Provision of Rs. 249.25 crore has been made against the provision of Rs.177.20 Crore in the current year for various schemes under Soil and Water Conservation.

Provision of Rs. 384.36 crore has been made with objective to improve the economic status of families living below poverty in rural areas. A provision of Rs. 55 crore together with Rs. 26 crore under Nirmal Gujarat scheme has been made under Rural Sanitation Scheme. Provision of Rs. 63.50 crore has been made under National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme.

Provision of Rs. 60 crore has been made under India Awas Yojna. Provision of Rs. 54.44 crore has been made towards various programmes of Watershed Area Development by Rural Development Division.

Provision of Rs. 10.14 crore has been made under "Aam Aadmi Vima Yojna" to cover landless househols in the unorganized sector. Provision of Rs. 2111 crore with a rise of 24.37% over current year provision has been made under Urban Development and Urban Housing Department.

Provision of Rs. 755 crore has been made under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Reform Mission.

Provision of Rs. 185 crore has been made under Vajpai Nagar Vikas Yojna for Infrastructural facilities of Nagarpalikas. Provision of Rs. 150 crore has been made for Solid Waste Disposal System in Urban Areas.

Provision of Rs. 40 crore has been made towards Sahbhagi (Participatary) Irrigation System.

It is proposed to provide Rs. 25 crore to renovate Kharicat Canal and to beautify the surrounding areas.

It is proposed to allocate Rs. 3255 crore under Sardar Sarovar Yojna for next year.

Provision of Rs. 162 crore has been made to undertake works related to control of Salinity ingress under Sagarkhedu Yojna. Provision of Rs. 681 crore has been made with rise of 25.30% over the current year for Panchayats and Rural Housing Department. Provision of Rs. 40 crore has been made under E-gram Vishwa-Gram campaign.

Provision of Rs. 90 crore has been made under Sardar Patel Aawas Yojna.

Provision of Rs. 60 crore has been made for developmental works in 30 most backward talukas by allocating 2 crore to each taluka in the Year 2008-09 against Rs 1 crore to each taluka in the current year.

Provision of Rs. 896 crore has been made in 2008-09 which is a rise of 39.81% against current year provision for Industries and Mines Department.

It is proposed to provide Rs. 50 crore to strengthen G.I.D.C. colonies by Public Private Partnership.

Provision of Rs. 86.50 crore has been made to provide domestic electric connection at reduced rate to 2.75 lacs families belonging to Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe and Rural Urban Poor.

It is proposed to provide Rs. 5.30 crore for free electric connections to 13033 hutments belonging to Primitive tribes (Aadim Juth). It is proposed to provide Rs. 5 crore to make Gandhinagar a solar city. Provision of Rs. 1650 crore has been made with arise of 11.77% over current year provision under Road and Building Department. Provision of Rs. 209 crore has been made for development of 627 km of Pragati Path, Vikas Path and Pravasi Path.

Provision of Rs. 50 crore has been made under Kishan Path Scheme. It is proposed to provide Rs. 160 crore to Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation to improve transport facilities for buses passengers. Provision of Rs. 22 crore has been made to establish District Tourism Societies for development of Tourist Places.

It is proposed to start 6 new police stations to provide effective maintenance of Law and Order situation and speedy investigations of criminal cases.

It is proposed to start 2 new Women police stations at Vadodara and Jamnagar for protection of women.

Provision of Rs. 60 crore has been made under Modernization of Police Force Scheme.

As a part to improve security of the State and the country, provision of Rs. 24 crore has been made under Border Area Development Programme.

It is proposed to create 6 Special Courts under Vanbandhu Yojana to deal with cases under Atrocity Act.

Provision of Rs. 18 crore has been made for modernization and construction of 11 Mamlatdar Offices and 4 Jilla Seva Sadan Offices (Collectorate Offices).

Under Labour and Employment Department provision of Rs. 127 crore has been made which is a rise of 57.75% against the current year provision.

Provision of Rs. 5 crore has been made for advance preparation for the celebration of Gujarat State Survana Jayanti Mahostav. Provision of Rs. 5 crore has been made for development of memorial of Great Krantiveer Shri Shyamji Krishna Verma over 152 acre of land identified at Mandvi.

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