20 MUST KNOWS ABOUT THE GUJARAT
STATE BUDGET 2014-15
Under the leadership of Smt. Anandiben Patel, Gujarat
continues its march towards inclusive growth and
development.
The st...
1.LION’S SHARE IN BUDGET ALLOCATED TO SOCIAL
SECTOR
 48.76% of the total Plan size allocated for social
services such as ...
2.EXTENSIVE FOCUS ON WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
 Provision of Rs.2436 crore made for women
empowerment
 With a goal to double the...
3.IMPETUS TO AGRICULTURAL GROWTH
 2014-15 announced as as the ‘Year for
Agricultural Development’
 Provision of Rs.4624 ...
4.EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF ‘MUKHYAMANTRI
AMRUTAM (MA) YOJANA’
 Under Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Yojana, medical
treatment is...
5.EXPANSION OF ‘DUDH SANJIVANI YOJANA’
 Under this scheme, Government has been
providing milk twice a week to 48 thousand...
6.MAHATMA GANDHI SWACHHATA MISSION
 To mark the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma
Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi Swachhata Missi...
7.SKILL DEVELOPMENT
 Increase in allocation on skill development from
Rs. 480 crores to Rs. 1151 crores in the past two
y...
8.PANDIT DINDAYAL UPADHYAY YOUTH
ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHEME
To provide 7% interest subvention for 3 years on
bank loans up to...
9.EXCELLENCE IN SPORTS
To develop Center of Excellence for Sports in
major cities across the state
10.KNOWLEDGE HUB
 To create a Knowledge Hub at Chokari village of
Padra taluka near Vadodara
 To be developed as a speci...
11.ONLINE EDUCATION
Introduction of ‘Virtual Classroom Project’ for
quality education in English language and
mathematics ...
12.NARMADA- SARDAR SAROVAR DAM
 Allocation of Rs.9000 crores for the Narmada
Yojana
 Work for construction of canals to ...
13.EMPOWERING THE POWER SECTOR
 Provision of Rs. 5,067 crores made for energy sector
 To be used to set up new substatio...
14.INCENTIVES TO THE MICRO AND SMALL SCALE
INDUSTRIES
 Allocation of Rs. 100 crores for promoting micro
and small scale i...
15.PILGRIMAGE TOURISM
 To develop tourism around the theme of rich
pilgrimage culture in the state
 A fund created of Rs...
16.DATTOPANT THENGDI KARIGAR VYAJ
SAHAY YOJANA’
 Assistance to artisans to secure loan up to Rs.1
lakh from banks by prov...
17.HOUSING FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
Allocation of Rs. 200 crore to provide financial
assistance to construction workers in...
18.REDUCTION IN FARES IN STATE TRANSPORT
BUSES
 Reduction in tax rate from 17.5% to 7.5% on the
sale of the ticket in sta...
19.DOUBLING THE MLA GRANT FOR
DEVELOPMENT WORK
Increase in MLA grant for developmental
purposes from Rs. 50 lakhs to Rs. 1...
20.NOTEWORTHY INCREASE IN BUDGET OUTLAY
 Overall budget size
2013-14 - Rs.114450 crores
2014-15 - Rs.133465 crores
[17% i...
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20 must knows about the gujarat state budget

  1. 1. 20 MUST KNOWS ABOUT THE GUJARAT STATE BUDGET 2014-15
  2. 2. Under the leadership of Smt. Anandiben Patel, Gujarat continues its march towards inclusive growth and development. The state budget was presented by the state Finance Minister Saurabh Patel on 1st July 2014. Here are the 20 must knows about the Gujarat budget-
  3. 3. 1.LION’S SHARE IN BUDGET ALLOCATED TO SOCIAL SECTOR  48.76% of the total Plan size allocated for social services such as education and health  Provision of Rs.22774 crores (17% of the total budget size- plan and non-plan)- made for education  A 30% rise in allocations made for health, tribal and labor sectors as compared to the previous year
  4. 4. 2.EXTENSIVE FOCUS ON WOMEN EMPOWERMENT  Provision of Rs.2436 crore made for women empowerment  With a goal to double the number of milk producers’ cooperative societies operated by women in the state- Mukhya Mantri Mahila Pashupalan Protsahan Yojana launched  5% Interest subvention for 3 years on the loan schemes of NABARD to women for purchasing milch animals  Kasturba Poshan Sahay Scheme disbursement increased from Rs.2,100/- to Rs.6000/- to improve nutritional diet among pregnant women  ‘Abhayam’ 181 Women Helpline to be extended throughout the state
  5. 5. 3.IMPETUS TO AGRICULTURAL GROWTH  2014-15 announced as as the ‘Year for Agricultural Development’  Provision of Rs.4624 crores made for the Agriculture sector- 18% higher allocation as compared to the previous year  Interest subvention at the rate of 6% for three years for building godowns on the farms to boost storage capacity in the state
  6. 6. 4.EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF ‘MUKHYAMANTRI AMRUTAM (MA) YOJANA’  Under Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Yojana, medical treatment is provided for very serious and fatal ailments free of cost within the limit of Rs.2 lakhs per family to the BPL (Below Poverty Line) families.  An exemplary step to extend this scheme for the women and children (up to 21 years of age) of families having annual income of less than Rs.1.20 lakhs as well as to the unorganized sector laborers and construction workers taken in this budget  Provision of Rs. 160 crores made for the same
  7. 7. 5.EXPANSION OF ‘DUDH SANJIVANI YOJANA’  Under this scheme, Government has been providing milk twice a week to 48 thousand children in the age group of 3 to 6 years in the anganwadis in 7 tribal talukas in the State.  Benefits of the scheme extended to a further 17 tribal talukas which will cover 5 lakh beneficiaries with a total annual expenditure of Rs.31 crores through this budget
  8. 8. 6.MAHATMA GANDHI SWACHHATA MISSION  To mark the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi Swachhata Mission has been launched which shall include various aspects of cleanliness which shall be undertaken in a phased manner.  Allocated amount of Rs.290 crores for the urban areas and Rs.267 crores for the rural areas
  9. 9. 7.SKILL DEVELOPMENT  Increase in allocation on skill development from Rs. 480 crores to Rs. 1151 crores in the past two years  To set up 19 new Government ITIs with a capacity of 3800 seats ensuring that no taluka is left without an ITI
  10. 10. 8.PANDIT DINDAYAL UPADHYAY YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHEME To provide 7% interest subvention for 3 years on bank loans up to Rs. 1 lakh to youth who have completed their ITI training to start their own business
  11. 11. 9.EXCELLENCE IN SPORTS To develop Center of Excellence for Sports in major cities across the state
  12. 12. 10.KNOWLEDGE HUB  To create a Knowledge Hub at Chokari village of Padra taluka near Vadodara  To be developed as a special education-cum-sports zone which shall accommodate Children’s University, Teachers University, Sports University, and Central University in a single place with common infrastructure
  13. 13. 11.ONLINE EDUCATION Introduction of ‘Virtual Classroom Project’ for quality education in English language and mathematics in the primary schools
  14. 14. 12.NARMADA- SARDAR SAROVAR DAM  Allocation of Rs.9000 crores for the Narmada Yojana  Work for construction of canals to be fast tracked to improve availability of water across the state
  15. 15. 13.EMPOWERING THE POWER SECTOR  Provision of Rs. 5,067 crores made for energy sector  To be used to set up new substations, transmission lines as well as provide over 100,000 agriculture power connections during the fiscal  Provision of Rs.150 crores under ‘Kisan Hit Urja Shakti Yojana (KHUSHY)’ to provide quality electricity supply to the agricultural sector
  16. 16. 14.INCENTIVES TO THE MICRO AND SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES  Allocation of Rs. 100 crores for promoting micro and small scale industries in the state with a target of creating one lakh new units in the state in the next 3 years  Incentivizing the GIDCs and private developers to create affordable spaces for such micro and small scale industries
  17. 17. 15.PILGRIMAGE TOURISM  To develop tourism around the theme of rich pilgrimage culture in the state  A fund created of Rs.100 crores for developing tourism infrastructure
  18. 18. 16.DATTOPANT THENGDI KARIGAR VYAJ SAHAY YOJANA’  Assistance to artisans to secure loan up to Rs.1 lakh from banks by providing its collateral along with 7% interest subvention for three years  Scheme to benefit 50,000 artisans
  19. 19. 17.HOUSING FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS Allocation of Rs. 200 crore to provide financial assistance to construction workers in city areas to build or purchase their own houses
  20. 20. 18.REDUCTION IN FARES IN STATE TRANSPORT BUSES  Reduction in tax rate from 17.5% to 7.5% on the sale of the ticket in state buses  20 lakh passengers to be benefitted
  21. 21. 19.DOUBLING THE MLA GRANT FOR DEVELOPMENT WORK Increase in MLA grant for developmental purposes from Rs. 50 lakhs to Rs. 1 crore
  22. 22. 20.NOTEWORTHY INCREASE IN BUDGET OUTLAY  Overall budget size 2013-14 - Rs.114450 crores 2014-15 - Rs.133465 crores [17% increase than the last year]  Plan Expenditure 2013-14 - Rs.59000 crores 2014-15 - Rs.71330 crores [21% more than the last year]

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