No fresh levy in MP Budget, scope of LLY widened


Bhopal, Mar 9 : The Madhya Pradesh Budget 2022-23, presented by state Finance Minister Jagdish Devda in the Assembly on Wednesday, neither proposes to impose any fresh tax nor enhance the rate of existing ones. “Dearness allowance is being increased from 20 to 31 per cent. A separate ‘Child Budget’ – for those under the age of 18 years – shall make it smoother to effectively implement schemes centred on this bracket. The Annual Budget underlines the resolve for achieving self-reliance. The state is attaining numerous crucial objectives under Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s leadership. The scope of the Ladli Laxmi Yojana is being extended to include higher education assistance for targeted beneficiaries. The dispensation is laying emphasis on supplying potable water to every dwelling. A village in Burhanpur district has achieved a 100 per cent target under the Jal Jeevan Mission. Tribal youngsters will be provided employment opport ties through the medium of the Tribal Development Corporation. Cultivators’ welfare is the government’s foremost priority and constant endeavours are underway vis-a-vis improved marketing of agrarian products. GI tags are being given to several crops. Milk production is steadily increasing and more schemes being ushered in for bovine augmentation. As many as 13,000 teachers shall be appointed; 11 more industrial areas developed; a mining engineering college established in Singrauli; virtual classrooms encouraged in government colleges and the number of medical colleges raised to 22,” the Minister said in his address, which lasted approximately one-and-a-half hours amid ceaseless bedlam by the Opposition. More GV-AC

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