100 units of free electricity, a dhoti saree and lungi may be announced for 10 rupees
Ranchi: On March 3, the budget will be presented by the Jharkhand government in the Legislative Assembly. This is the first budget of Hemant Soren government. The government has finalized the budget and sealed it. According to sources, this time the budget size is likely to be around 81 thousand crores.
The government can announce 100 units of free electricity in the budget. At the same time, a dhoti-sari and lungi can be announced for 10 rupees. This time the government wants to focus on the farmers in the budget. The government may announce Chief Minister Krishi Aashirwad Yojana to waive up to two lakh loans taken by farmers in its place.
Regarding this, the work of audit of the loan taken by the farmers is being done. Establishment of Kisan Bank for farmers can also be announced. The minimum support price of paddy can be increased. Presently the support price of paddy is Rs 1850 per quintal. The government can make a provision of giving Rs 500 per quintal of incentive.
In the MNREGA scheme, instead of 100 days, a provision can be made to guarantee work for 150 days. Also, a provision can be made to increase the wages of MNREGA workers to Rs 274. Education is also ready for change. Close 6500 Primary and Middle Schools can be started.
At the same time, one model school and one district school can be announced in each district. It will be equipped with modern facilities on the lines of government schools of Delhi. It will also be made residential. The government may announce to give a student card of up to four lakh rupees to all the students of the state who have passed 12th and arrange free wi-fi in colleges.
Arrangements for the study of local languages can also be announced. The government may amend the sports policy to announce the provision of direct appointment for national and international level players.
Government can bring white paper with budget
Hemant Soren government may bring white paper with budget on March 3. According to sources, a four-member committee formed to issue the white paper has submitted its report to the government. After the formation of the UPA coalition government, Chief Minister Hemant Soren had said to issue a white paper citing economic crisis. A committee was also formed regarding this.