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Rs 1. 47 lakh cr budget presented in Assembly; no new taxes proposed

Not only was the right to a roof snatched away from the poor, black marketing of fertilizers, procurement of cow dung at Rs 2 per kg and forcibly selling poor quality vermicompost (prepared from cow dung) for Rs 10 per kg were also committed,” he said.

The previous government promised to give women Rs 500 but failed to fulfil it, the minister claimed.

A provision of Rs 500 crore has been made for Deendayal Upadhyay Bhoomiheen Krishi Majdoor Yojana under which landless labourers will be provided annual assistance of Rs 10,000, up from Rs 7,000 last year, he said.

The minister said a provision Rs 8,369 crore has been made in the budget for the construction of 18 lakhs houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Rs 10,000 crore under Krishak Unnati Yojana for strengthening small and medium farmers and Rs 4,500 crore for Jal Jeevan Mission.

“A provision of Rs 3,000 crore has been made for Mahtari Vandan Yojana to make women of the state self-reliant (under which Rs 1000 per month will be given to married women). An initiative for citizens for Shri Ram Lalla Darshan (visiting Ayodha Dham) has been proposed with a budgetary amount of Rs 35 crore,” the minister said.

The Chhattisgarh Higher Education Mission Scheme will be implemented to strengthen provisions of the National Education Policy, he added.

“A State Capital Region (SCR) will be established covering Raipur and Bhilai cities.

A climate action plan will be prepared for reduction in carbon emission in addition to encouragement to solar rooftop, e-vehicles, adoption of Kusum Yojna, among others,” the minister said.

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