Uttarakhand Rs 40,422 cr budget; Focuses On Education,Roads



Uttarakhand government Total expenditure for 2016-17 is estimated to be Rs 40,422.20 crore whereas total receipts for the fiscal are estimated to be Rs 39,912.00 crore, leading to a deficit of Rs 510.20 crore.

The plan expenditure is estimated to be Rs 15,931.60 crore. A provision of Rs 1,273.96 crore has been made for social welfare followed by Rs 902.99 crore for child development and women’s empowerment.


State Finance Minister Indira Hridayesh presenting the pre-poll budget in the Assembly said it reflects as much the aspirations of the people of the state as the state government’s vision of inclusive development.

The Uttarakhand government presented a deficit budget of Rs 40,422.20 crore for 2016-17 with thrust on school education, disaster management, rural development and disaster management. The highest allocations have been made for school education at Rs 6,238 crore, followed by roads and bridges department at Rs 2,392.07 crore, rural development at Rs 2319.36 crore and disaster management Rs 2,131.56 crore.

Besides, medical, health, family welfare, homoeopathic and Ayush department has been allocated Rs 1,742.90 crore, internal security Rs 1,595.87 crore and Rs 1274.70 crore for irrigation and flood control.

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Source – The Hindu

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