2nd supplementary budget of Rs 15,550 cr passed in Assembly

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Dec 2017 11:45:30


Staff Reporter,

Assembly passed the second supplementary budget of more than Rs 15,550 crores with voice vote on Thursday. The second supplementary budget contain provision of Rs 4,000 crore for Bhavantar payment scheme, Rs 600 crore for MNREGA etc.

Replying to the discussion done on supplementary budget demands in house, Finance Minister Jayant Mallaiya told that second supplementary budget has been brought so that provision of sum could be made for priority schemes of government and for new heads.

He informed that sum of more than Rs 3,000 crores has been earmarked for the ambitious scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin Yojana Gramin. Likewise, amount of Rs 600 crore has been made for Mahatma Gandhi Rashtriya Gramin Rojgar Guarantee Scheme.

He claimed that state government has always taken care of farmer’s interests and to ensure that farmers should get proper rates for their produce, provision of Rs 4,000 crores has been made for Bhavantar Payment Scheme. Likewise, provision of Rs 1,300 crore has been made to combat with the situation arisen due to drought. Apart from this, provision of Rs 100 crore has been made under investment promotion scheme. A sum of Rs 100 crore has been made for Narmada Malwa Gambhir Link Lift Scheme. Countering the question posed by Opposition that State is getting indebted due to loans, he tried to silence the opposition by seeking to know that which state in country does not take the loan? He claimed that State Government had taken loan under its limit and informed that state spends on infrastructure. He asserted that state’s Gross Domestic Produce has increased substantially. Earlier, Congress MLA Ram Niwas Rawat tried to put Government in dock by telling that since the date of implementation of Bhavantar scheme, crop prices have crashed in state. He also alleged huge corruption in onion purchasing. Congress MLA Mukesh Nayak put up question mark on Bhavantar scheme by telling that money of farmers’ account will finally go into traders’ hands. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took umbrage on Mukesh Nayak.