Monsoon session begins, Govt tables supplementary demands of Rs 11,445 cr

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jul 2018 09:54:34


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Provisions of Rs 100 cr made for Nagpur Metro Project, Rs 1,528 cr for tur dal, Rs 250 cr for bullet train project

Deepak Kesarkar, Minister of State for Finance, tables the supplementary budget in both the Houses






Maharashtra Government tabled supplementary demands worth a whopping Rs 11,445 crore on first day of the monsoon session of State Legislature on Wednesday. Government has made provisions of Rs 1,528 crore for purchase of tur dal, Rs 1,000 crore for creating road infrastructure, Rs 850 crore for Metro projects and special provision of Rs 250 crore for the proposed bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Government has also made a provision of Rs 100 crore for Nagpur Metro Project.
These provisions in supplementary demands will increase deficit by Rs 8,349 crore on State Exchequer.

Now, the total deficit in the budget will be around Rs 23,724 crore.
Discussion on budget will be held on July 9 and July 10 in the Assembly, announced speaker Haribhau Bagade.
Deepak Kesarkar, Minister of State for Finance, tabled the supplementary budget in both the Houses.
Later, while talking to mediapersons in his chamber, Kesarkar said, “Government did not make any provision for Chhattrapati Shivaji Shetkari Sanman Loan Waiver Scheme because Government had already made provision of Rs 35,000 crore in the budget.” He said, the remaining funds of Rs 3,096 crore out of Rs 11,445 would be provided by Central Government.”

“The revenue deficit will be pegged at Rs 23,724 crore for this fiscal, while the fiscal deficit is at Rs 51,00 crore,” Kesarkar informed.
Government has made a provision of Rs 300 crore for Bharat Net - III phase (Mahanet) in the budget.
Government will also purchase two helicopters for the VVIPs and provision of Rs 159 crore also made in the budget. The supplementary demands have allocation of Rs five crore for development of Chandrapur and Karad Airport strips.

Government has allocated Rs 759 crore for Mahatma Fule Jan Arogya Scheme and Rs 546 crore for grants to Municipal Councils. The provision of Rs 500 crore has been made for Integrated Child Development and Rs 493 crore for additional reimbursement to anganwadi workers. Government has allocated Rs 15 crore for Acharya Balshastri Jambhekar Sanman Yojana - Pension Scheme for journalists. This is a new scheme announced by State Government.

The Government will spend Rs 274 crore on plantation of 50 crore trees in the State while Rs 203 crore will be spent on Prime Minister Krishi Sinchan Yojana. Government will provide Rs 190 crore to Municipal Corporations for creating basic amenities and Rs 180 crore for purchase of surgical equipments for medical colleges and hospitals. The provision of Rs 167 crore has been made for Prime Minister Affordable Housing Scheme and Rs 100 crore for road infrastructure in Zilla Parishad areas.

The government will allocate Rs 100 crore for development of airport in Chandrapur, Ratnagiri and Kolhapur district. Government has allocated Rs 35 crore for CCTV projects in Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad and other cities in the state.
It has made provision of Rs 5 crore as special central assistance for Naxal-affected Gadchiroli district. Government also made allocation of Rs 7.97 crore for the relief to the sufferers in riots at Mouza Koregaon- Bhima and Sanaswadi during January- 2018. Maharashtra Government has decided to provide sum of Rs 220 crore for undertaking developmental works under MLA/MLC Local Area Development Funds. The provision of Rs 161 crore made under reduction in infant mortality rates (IMR).


Government has made provision of Rs 100 crore for Nagpur Metro Rail project and Rs 312 crore for Pune Metro Rail Project in the budget. Government will spend Rs 53 crore for installing of LED lights in 89 villages of Chandrapur and Nagpur districts. Finance Minister has made provision of Rs 2 crore for development of Shri Chakradhar Swami Adhyasan Kendra at Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University.

Tributes paid to Fundkar, others

Maharashtra Assembly paid rich tributes to Pandurang Fundkar, former Agriculture Minister and Senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party on first day of monsoon session on Wednesday. Assembly also paid tributes to Bhai Vaidya, Baburao Panghate, Dagdu Vade Patil in an emotional atmosphere.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis moved a condolence motion in the assembly describing Pandurang Fundkar as committed to the party ideology and cause of farmers.
Eknath Khadse, Senior BJP leader was nostalgic while paying tributes to his close friend Pandurang Fundkar.
Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil described Fundkar as a sensitive person who exercised restraint even during trying times.

Ajit Pawar, senior NCP member, Ganpatrao Deshmukh, senior member, Eknath Shinde, Minister, Anil Gote, and others also paid tributes to Pandurang Fundkar.
Speaker Haribhau Bagade also paid tributes to Fundkar, former legislators Bhalchandra alias Bhai Vaidya, Bapurao Panghate, Dagdu Paraji Bade who passed away recently.