02 March 2017 Current Affairs: Jayant Malaiyya, the finance minister of Madhya Pradesh, on 1 March 2017 presented the annual state budget of the financial year 2017-18 in the legislative assembly. The size of the budget 2017-18 is Rs 185564.27 crore, with a revenue surplus of Rs 4596.40 crore.
While presenting the budget, Malaiyya announced that the recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission will be implemented from 1 January 2016. The hiked salaries will be paid from July 2017; however, arrears of 18 months will be paid in instalments.
As per a report, the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission will benefit about eight lakh government employees including four lakh regular employees.
• Fiscal Deficit: Estimated at 3.49 per cent of GSDP.
• Revenue Surplus: Estimated at 0.63 per cent of GSDP.
• Interest payments: Estimated at 8.30 per cent of Revenue Receipts.
Highlights of allocations in the 2017-18 Madhya Pradesh Budget
Agriculture: Allocations in the agriculture section were made under different heads and they are
• Rs 33564 crore was allocated for the year 2017-18 for 'Krishi' Budget.
• Rs 2000 crore was allocated for "Prime Minister Crop Insurance Scheme"
• Rs 400 crore was allocated for Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana.
• Rs 305 crore was allocated for National Food Security Mission.
• Rs 40 crore was allocated for agricultural mechanisation
• Rs 46 crore was allocated subsidy for Tractor and agricultural equipment.
• Rs 14 crore was allocated grant for the establishment of Custom Hiring Centre.
• Rs 140 crore was allocated for micro-irrigation.
• Rs 92 crore was allocated for Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna.
• Rs 62 crore was allocated for National Horticulture Mission.
• Rs 50 crore was allocated for Crop Insurance Scheme.
• Rs 50 crore was allocated to enhance the storage capacity for onion.
Veterinary and Fisheries
• Rs 91 crore was allocated for fisheries.
• Rs 1001 crore was allocated for various departmental schemes.
• Rs 2704 crore was allocated for various schemes of Forest Department.
• Rs 102 crore was allocated for plantation of fruit and non-fruit trees on Narmada river bank.
• Rs 3500 crore was allocated for Housing for All scheme in rural areas under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana.
• Rs 2642 crore was allocated under the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission.
• Rs 2000 crore was allocated under Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
• Rs 1750 crore was allocated for the disposal/management of liquid and solid waste in 3000 Gram Panchayats under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan.
• Rs 1127 crore was allocated for providing basic amenities to Panchayats.
• Rs 633 crore was allocated for National Rural Livelihood Mission.
• Rs 1000 crore was allocated for 'Housing for All' scheme in urban areas.
• Rs 700 crore was allocated for 'AMRUT Yojana'
• Rs 700 crore was allocated under SMART City Scheme. It proposes to include Sagar and Satna City in the second phase.
• Rs 600 crore was allocated for Swacch Bharat Abhiyan'.
• Rs 190 crore was allocated for 'Mukhyamantri Shahari Peyajal Yojna'.
• Rs 170 crore was allocated for UIDSSMT
• Rs 105 crore was allocated under National Urban Livelihood Mission.
• Rs 10 crore was allocated for developing infrastructure under 'Deendayal Rasoi Yojana'.
Women and Child Development
• Rs 972 crore was allocated under 'Ladli Laxmi Yojana'.
• Rs 90 crore was allocated for construction of Anganwadi buildings.
• Establishment of 6 new rehabilitation centres.
• The increase in the number of beds in 24 rehabilitation centres.
Roads and Bridges
• Rs 5966 crore was allocated for Roads and Bridges.
• Rs 2850 crore was allocated for PMGSY in the year 2017-18.
• Rs 1418 crore was allocated for maintenance of roads.
• Rs 400 crore was allocated for 'Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak evam Adhosanrachana Yojana'.
• Rs 186 crore was allocated for State Rural Road connectivity scheme.
• Rs 9850 crore was allocated under the capital head for irrigation schemes.
• Development of irrigation capacity of 33 lac hectares of agricultural land during the 12th Five Year period in irrigation schemes.
• Program to facilitate water supply through pipelines in habitations with population of more than 1000.
• Rs 552 crore was allocated for 'Samooh Nal Jal Yojna'.
• Rs 900 crore was allocated for State rural drinking water program.
• 90 per cent increase in the budget of PHE department for the year 2017-18 as compared to 2016-17(RE).
• Recruitment of 36000 teachers.
• Provision for scholarship/Stipend - Rs 703 crore for ST students Rs 740 crore for SC students and Rs 850 crore for OBC students was made.
• Rs 214 crore and Rs 189 crore were allocated in School Education and Tribal Department respectively for construction of buildings.
• Rs 101 crore was allocated for hostel, Ashrams and Buildings for SC Students.
• Rs 92 crore was allocated for the purchase of NCERT books.
• Rs 90 crore was allocated for construction of 30 new hostels.
• Rs 52 crore was allocated for the hostel in district level Excellence Schools.
• Rs 50 crore was allocated for the strengthening of ashram and hostels of Scheduled Tribes.
• Rs 48 crore was allocated for establishment, management and security of girls' hostels
• Rs 45 crores was allocated for maintenance of school buildings
• Rs 35 crores was allocated for electricity connections in schools
• Rs 30 crore was allocated for furniture in schools
• Rs 27 crore was allocated for laboratory equipment
• Upgradation of 520 High Schools and 240 Higher Secondary Schools
• Establishment of 2 New residential 'Gurukulam' in Tribal Areas.
• To encourage girls’ education, bicycles will be provided to girl students who take admission in class 11.
• Construction of Girls Hostels.
• Rs 215 crore was allocated for Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan.
• Rs 200 crore was allocated for construction of college buildings and hostels under World Bank Project.
• Rs 100 crore was allocated for development of 10 Excellence ITIs.
• Rs 100 crore was allocated for 2.5 lakh youngsters and 2 lakh women to train them under 'Mukhyamantri Kaushal Samwardhan and Kaushlya Scheme.
• Provision of Rs 1000 crore was made for creation of fund for meritorious students under 'Mukhyamantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana'.
• Reimbursement of tuition fees as a grant to students who score more than 85per cent in 12th and join prestigious National level institutions.
Backward Classes Welfare
• Rs 823 crore was allocated for the scholarship to backward blasses students.
• Rs 50 crore was allocated for Vimukt, Ghumakkad evam ardh-ghumakkad.
• Rs 30 crore was allocated for modernisation of Madarsas.
• Provision of Rs 19 crore was made for the construction of hostels for Backward Classes students.
• Rs 20 crore was allocated for self-employment training to backward classes category.
• Rs 4.5 crore was allocated under other grants.
• Rs 4 crore was allocated for training.
• Rs 48 crore was allocated under various schemes.
Medical Education and Public Health
• Rs 590 crore was allocated for construction of 7 new Medical College buildings.
• Infrastructure development in Medical Colleges already existing.
• Increasing the capacity of district hospital Indore, Morena and Sheopur.
• MRI and CT scan facility in all District Hospitals.
• Upgradation of Primary Health Center Devsar, Satwar and Hastinapur into Community Health Center
• Providing "Vyavsayik Dakshatavarodh' compensation allowance @ 20 per cent to doctors posted in PHC of rural areas and @25 per cent to doctors in notified rural areas.
• Compensation allowance @ 25 per cent to Specialist Doctors posted in notified areas and 20 per cent to doctors posted in Community Health Centres.
• Proposal to make available the Infrastructure facilities for surgery in Government Hospital to Private Doctors.
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