Highlights of Rajasthan Budget 2018-19 by Vasundhara Raje government before assembly elections

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Jaipur | Updated: February 12, 2018 4:58:17 PM

Highlights of Rajasthan Budget 2018: Rajasthan chief minister Vashundhara Raje presented her last full budget in the state assembly months ahead of the Assembly elections.

rajasthan budget 2018 vasundhara rajeVasundhara Raje presents Rajasthan Budget 2018 in the state assembly on Monday. (Twitter/VasundharaBJP)

Highlights of Rajasthan Budget 2018: Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje presented her last full budget in the state assembly months ahead of the Assembly elections. Raje made several big announcements in what was like a “please all” budget. Rajasthan Budget 2018 especially targeted farmers, youth, poor and women. Raje announced a farm loan waiver of up to Rs 50,000 for small and marginal farmers in the state. This decision will cost the state around Rs 8000 crore. Similarly, for women, Raje announced an increase an honorarium for Anganwadi workers. The chief minister also announced new teaching jobs for teachers in “third-grade” and “second-grade” categories.

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    • In a kind gesture to women government employees, Raje announced 2-years “Child Care Leave” for them.
    • To promote sporting talents of the state, Raje announced ‘Youth Icon Scheme’ in Rajasthan.
    • Reward for Kamlesh Nagarkoti: Raje announces Rs 25 lakh cash reward for India’s U-19 World Cup cricket champion Kamlesh Nagarkoti. He has been awarded this for excellent performance in the recently concluded World Cup which India won by thrashing countries like Australia and Pakistan.
    • Teaching jobs: Raje said as many as 9000 “second-grade” teachers will be appointed. Also, as many as 54,000 “third-grade” teachers to be an appointed in Rajasthan. She said that number of admission to government schools has increased by 12 lakh. The CM said that women wings in 24 ITIs of the state will be started.
    • Raje announced ‘Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Antyodaya’ Rojgar Yojana.
    • Annapurna Bhandar and Rasoi: Raje said 1000 new Annapurna Bhandar will started in Rajasthan. Raje said there will be an Annapurna Rasoi in every district collector office of the state. By March 2018, all 500 Annapurna Rasoi Vans would become operational.

    • Healthcare: Raje announced to start 28 new Public Health Centres in the state.
    • For Anganwadi workers: Vasundhara Raje announced to increase the honorarium of Anganwadi workers and other Honorarium workers. The decision will benefit around 1 lakh 84 thousand Anganwadi workers and honorarium workers, she said.
    • Benefit for elderly residents of Rajasthan: Raje announced free bus travel to people above 80 years of age.
    • During the budget speech, Raje said the BJP government made the dream of Barmer refinery into a reality. The refinery was recently inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She also said that as many as 13 lakh job opportunities in the state has been created by her government.
    • Farm loan wavier! Vasundhara Raje announced a one-time loan waiver of up to Rs 50,000 for small and marginal farmers in Rajasthan. The loan waiver would cost Rs 8,000 crore to the exchequer. Raje also announced setting up a farmer loan relief commission where farmers can approach and present their case to get relief on merit basis. Raje also said the BJP government has directly communicated with 2 lakh farmers under the ‘Gram Rajasthan’ programme.
    • Raje announced to set up a mini plant for processing an distribution of camel milk Jaipur.
    • Vasundhara Raje has promised to build 15 kilometres of new roads in all 200 constituencies of the poll-bound states.
    • Raje announced to spend Rs 6,000 for connecting the Bilaspur dam with Banas river.
    • For media persons, Raje announced interest-free loans of Rs 25 lakh to journalists. She also announces Camera Insurance scheme for photojournalists and videojournalists.
    • Raje announces to set up Rajasthan Vyapari Kalyan Board.

  • Amer to be as “Iconic Tourism Destination” of the state.
  • Jobs: Raje said as many as 2000 news Patwaris will be appointed in the state.
  • ‘Bhamashah Suraksha Kavach” Raje announced ‘Bhamashah Suraksha Kavach” for Bhamashah cardholders in the Rajasthan.
  • Women empowerment: 2000 girl students to get scooties each if they score 85% marks in class 12. Raje also said money provided to Adarsh Schools will be increased. Raje further said new training programmes for women will be started in 14 ITIs.
  • Raje said primary school children will get milk on three days in a week.
  • Raje also said that as many as 7 lakh new electricity connections will be provided in the state.
  • A new stadium to be constructed in Neem Ka Thana while a fund of Rs 5 crore has been approved for Jagatpura shooting range development.
  • Jobs: As many as 77,000 vacancies in education department to be filled, says Raje.
  • RPSC examinees will get free bus travel in state government’s buses.
  • Raje announced that the government ITI’s will be connected to Digital India scheme of the Centre.
  • Agriculture universities will be set up in Kota and Alwar.

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