Rajasthan Budget: Key Takeaways

Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Diya Kumari presented the Rajasthan Budget 2024–25 in the assembly on Wednesday, marking her first comprehensive budget. Here are important announcements, she made in her budget speech.

Jul 10, 2024 - 17:19
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Rajasthan Budget: Key Takeaways

Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Diya Kumari presented the Rajasthan Budget 2024–25 in the assembly on Wednesday, marking her first comprehensive budget. Previously, she had presented a Vote on Account in February. Here are important announcements, she made in her budget speech.

Health allocation: A total of Rs 27,660 crore, representing 8.2% of the state's total budget, is allocated for health.

Greenfield expressways: In a first, nine greenfield expressways with a total length of over 2,750 km will be constructed. A Detailed Project Report will be prepared at a cost of Rs 30 crore. These expressways include: Jaipur-Kishangarh, Ajmer, Jodhpur 350 km, Kotputli-Kishangarh 181 km, Jaipur-Bhilwara 193 km, Bikaner-Kotputli 295 km, Beawar-Bharatpur 342 km, Jalore-Jhalawar 402 km, Ajmer-Banswara 358 km, Jaipur- Phalodi 342 km and Sri Ganganagar- Kotputli 290 km

Jobs: Four lakh vacancies to be filled in the next five years and a policy for youths to be framed.

Water Projects: Rs 20,370 crore is designated for six projects under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), benefiting 5,846 villages. Rs 187 crore is allocated for various small projects to enhance drinking water supply.

Amrut 2.0: Under the Amrut 2.0 scheme, Rs 5,180 crore will fund projects across 185 urban settlements over the next two years.

Renewable energy: The target for renewable energy generation is raised to 33,600 MW.

Bus Fleet: The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) will receive 500 new buses within two years, including 300 electric buses. Additionally, 800 service buses will be introduced. Lok parivahan sewa will improve connectivity in rural areas. Major cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Bikaner, and Bharatpur will have modern shelter cum charging stations for electric buses.

Electrification: Total 2,08,000 homes currently without electricity will receive domestic connections within the next two years. The PM Suryaghar Yojana will develop model solar villages, and over 2.5 million smart meters will be installed this year to prevent electricity leakage.

Road infrastructure: New road projects worth Rs 60,000 crore will be initiated, including the construction of bypass roads and state highways. Additionally, road repairs, railway bridges, underpasses, and flyover work will be carried out at a cost of Rs 9,000 crore.

Khatu Shyam Corridor: Development of the Khatu Shyam Ji temple corridor will be undertaken with an investment of Rs 100 crore.

Sports policy: Under the Sports policy 2024 for promoting sports in the state, sports life insurance scheme of Rs 25 lakh has benn announced.

De-addiction centers: Ten districts, including Jaisalmer, Sriganganagar, and Hanumangarh, will have 25-bed de-addiction centers established

Free tablets: with internet will be provided to meritorious school students of the state.

 

 

 

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