Madhya Pradesh Budget: Govt announces sops for farmers
Presenting the budgetary proposals, state Finance Minister Raghavji also announced Rs 150 per quintal above MSP as bonus on wheat for growers besides reducing the entry tax on domestic LPG.
The state budget proposes an expenditure of Rs 91,946 crore for the next fiscal.
While total revenue receipts for 2013-14 are estimated at Rs 79,603.47 crore, the revenue expenditure is estimated at Rs 74,388.64 crore in 2013-14, over Rs 10,845.14 crore more than during 2012-13.
This would result in a revenue surplus of Rs 5214.83 crore, he said.
The fiscal deficit for 2013-14 is estimated at Rs 12,218.53 crore, which will be 2.98 per cent of the GSDP (Gross State Domestic Product), the Minister said in his budget speech, for the 10th year in succession.
Among other proposals, the Minister gave relief to consumers by reducing entry tax on domestic LPG from 6.47 per cent to two per cent
The total budget expenditure would registered in a four-fold increase from 2003-04, when it stood at Rs 21,647 crore, with a revenue surplus of Rs 5214.83 crore projected for 2013-14.
The revenue surplus is estimated at 1.27 per cent of the GSDP, the Minister said.
Providing relief on the tax front, Raghavji said that rotavator (for agriculture purpose) and the rent applicable on the electricity metre
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