It’s a Budget of Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Feb 2018 11:54:50

Staff Reporter

Hours after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tabled the Union Budget for fiscal 2018-19 on Thursday, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr Raman Singh described the Budget as an impetus to ‘Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas’. The Budget focuses on
priorities of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which will transform the lives of farmers and poor villagers. Dr Singh also termed the Budget as a revolutionary, historic as far as the welfare of masses is concerned.

Dr Singh congratulated the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister for presenting such an admirable Budget on the floor of Parliament. In his immediate reaction, Dr Singh said that Budget consisted of several welfare schemes which will ultimately benefit Chhattisgarh. The Budget mentions Minimum Support Price (MSP) 1.5 times of the cost of notified crops which is historic which will benefit Chhattisgarh farmers. An amount of Rs Two thousand crore has been allocated to develop Kisan Bazaars and Rs Eleven lakh crore was allocated to Farm loans.

Dr Singh said that Union Budget mirrors the determination of the Prime Minister to double the income of farmers soon. There are several projects in this direction in the Budget. He said that the Union Finance Minister has laid stress on the agriculture sector. Chief Minister welcomed the provision of Rs 5 lakh per year per family and Rs 500 to patients with Tuberculosis under the Ayushman Bharat Health scheme and termed them as historic and far-reaching. The Budget allocates Rs 56,000 crore to the SC Welfare Fund. The Ekalavya Schools will be upgraded on the pattern of Navodaya schools. The announcements will certainly help Chhattisgarh. There is a ray of hope for the unemployed youth as the Budget announced creation of an additional 70 lakh jobs in this fiscal.