Rajasthan Budget 2023-24: Main Points of the Budget
Rajasthan Budget 2023-24 Main Points
Rajasthan Budget 2023-24: Budget Allocated to Each Sector
Rajasthan Budget 2023-24: Youth Development and Welfare Schemes
Rajasthan Budget 2023-24: Youth Development and Welfare Schemes in Hindi
In the midst of an election year, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot delivered the final budget of his tenure as chief minister. This is the final budget for the Congress-led Gehlot administration before the Rajasthan assembly elections, and the chief minister delivered a populist budget with an emphasis on youth, the unemployed, and women, as was anticipated.
CM Gehlot offered free bus transportation and free power for the whole people. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot previously read parts from the previous budget rather than Budget 2023-24, causing an outcry in the legislature and prompting apologies from the chief minister, who said it was a human error. The following are the major budget announcements made by the Congress government:
- 11 lakh farmers would receive free power up to 2000 units.
- Beneficiaries of the Ujjwala scheme would receive LPG cylinders at Rs 500. LPG subsidies will assist at least 76 lakh families.
- Bus transportation is free for students up to 75 kilometers.
- Domestic Electricity Consumers will receive 100 units of free electricity every month, up from 50 units before.
- Financial assistance of Rs 30,000 is provided to students conducting research.
- Healthcare insurance under the Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh per family per year.
- In the wake of the paper leak crisis, the state recommended a one-time registration fee for job applicants to take competitive tests. As a result, young people would no longer have to pay several fees for various government job examinations. A Special Task Force will also be erected to stop exam paper leaking.
- Jaipur will be home to the Rajiv Gandhi Aviation University.
- New medical colleges are being built in three districts of the state, and the Marwar Medical University will be built in Jodhpur.
- Rajasthan will hire 30,000 sweepers.
- Rs. 500 crores for youth skills training.
- The Chiranjeevi plan will be extended to EWS families. Under the proposal, the accident insurance amount would be raised from 5 lakh to 10 lakh.
- The establishment of the APJ Abdul Kalam Institute of Biotechnology in Jaipur at a cost of Rs 300 crores.
- The government is planning to provide electric two-wheelers to female students.
- Under RTE, all kids are entitled to free education up to the 12th grade.
- Women will have to pay the half fare in the state roadways buses.
- Women would receive Rs 5,000 towards the purchase of sewing machines.
Rajasthan will have elections in December. Whereas the Congress aims to hold the office of Chief Minister, the BJP intends to comeback to power in the state having spent the past five years on the opposition benches.