Highlights Of Budget 2019-20

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1.     Infrastructure

·        Big push to Infrastructure – Rs 30469 cr earmarked for investment in development sector during 2019-20

·        Rs 3631 cr additional investment in 1643 languishing projects

·        To build spending capacity, Line Departments to be provided funds for hiring Consultants, creating DPR Preparation Cells, Project Implementation Agencies, IT consultants etc

2.     Local Governance

·        Rs 2573 cr to flow to Panchayati Raj Institutions & Rs 1030 cr to Urban Local Bodies in next 15 months

·        Every Panchayat to get Rs 20 lakh to Rs 1 crore depending upon area, population

·        2000 posts of Accounts Assistants proposed to be created for Panchayati Raj Institutions

·        MGNREGA funds proposed to be supplemented by 10% capital infusion from the State Exchequer to create quality assets

3.           Rural Development

·        State allocation for Rural Development Department proposed to be doubled to undertake works of urgent public need

·        Rs 7 cr state share proposed to be provided to Rural Development Department for solid waste management

·        Rs 1 cr additional funds proposed to be allocated to Rural Development Department for construction of quality pathways in mountainous villages

4.           Agriculture /Horticulture

·        Annual allocation to Agriculture Sector proposed to be enhanced by Rs 20 cr

·        50% subsidy proposed for all new Controlled Atmospheric Stores to be established next fiscal

·        50% subsidy for refrigerated vans for transportation of perishable vegetables/fruits

·        Provision of Rs 9.18 cr to meet freight subsidy for transportation of cut-flowers to promote commercial flower cultivation

5.           Education

·        Rs 250 crproposed to be allocated for upgradation of infrastructure in existing, New Degree Colleges

·        Rs 100 cr proposed to be allocated for providing benches and desks for students in primary and middle schools

·        Rs 45 cr proposed to be allocated for providing assured electricity, drinking water supply to schools

·        Rs 5.5 cr proposed to be allocated for reactivating EDUSAT, setting up additional Smart Classrooms in schools

·        Rs 3.50 cr proposed to be provided to help prepare students for competitive exams like IAS/KAS/JEE/NEET/Banking

·        Rs 1000 cr proposed for regularization of RRTs, SSA teachers

6.           Healthcare

·        Rs 350 cr proposed for completion of under-construction buildings of Medical Colleges, District/ Sub-district Hospitals, PHCs etc 

·        Rs 100 cr proposed for onetime augmentation of equipment in hospitals

·        Rs 87.09 cr state share proposed for AIIMS Vijapur& AIIMS Awantipora

·        Rs 32 cr additional State share for 5 New Medical Colleges

·        Rs 1.50 cr for purchase of 5 Critical Care Ambulances for hilly districts

·        Rs 1 cr for establishment of Drug-de-Addiction Centre at SKIMS Medical College Bemina

·        Sonam Narbo Hospital, Leh proposed to be upgraded to 300 bedded Hospital for which a provision of Rs 3 crore has been made

7.           Power Sector

·        Rs 5000 cr earmarked for power purchase

·        Rs 300 cr proposed over and above normal outlay, PMDP and Centrally Sponsored Schemes for upgradation of power distribution network

·        Rs 55 cr proposed for promotion of Solar Power

8.           PHE/Irrigation & Flood Control

·        Rs 1500 cr allocation proposed to augment drinking water supply

·        Mega drinking water supply project on Chenab River to be taken up for execution to augment potable water supply in Jammu

·        Rs 150 cr proposed for upgradation of irrigation facilities

·        State share provided for Shahpur Kandi Dam project and Ujh multipurpose project

·        Rs 12 cr provided for purchase of dredgers for Irrigation & Flood Control Deptt

9.           Roads and Buildings

·        Additional Rs 1000 cr proposed for completion of languishing connectivity projects

·        Annual allocation for macadamization proposed to be enhanced from Rs 100 crore to Rs 400 cr for 2019-20

·        Rs 100 cr proposed for land acquisition of PMGSY roads

·        Rs 20 cr for beautification of bri9dges and flyovers in Srinagar and Jammu

10.      Industries & Commerce

·        Rs 400 cr proposed for augmentation of infrastructure including waste disposal in existing and upcoming industrial estates

·        Pending issues of amnesty on interest and penalty of power arrears of industries resolved

11.      Social Welfare

·        Budgetary allocation provided for coverage of 40000 new pensioners under old age, widow, destitute scheme

·        Rs 4 cr proposed for improvement of Bal Ashrams, Home for Mentally Ill Persons and Old-Aged Persons

·        Full funding provided for all existing schemes of Social Welfare Department for underprivileged sections of society

12.                        Tourism

·        Rs 130 cr for tourism promotion in addition to Rs 2000 cr under PMDP for infrastructure upgradation

13.      Culture

·        Rs 50 lakh for nomination preparation process for “World Heritage Licensing of Mughal Gardens by UNESCO”

·        Rs 1 crore each proposed for establishing dedicated Art Galleries in Srinagar and Jammu

·        Rs 1 cr provided for construction of Planetarium near Kala Kendra Jammu

·        Rs 25 crore to be provided for establishment of Art & Culture Centres at district level

14.      Youth Services & Sports

·        Rs 350 cr proposed for massive upgradation of sports infrastructure

·        Rs 5 cr for promotion of youth exchange programmes

15.      Institutions

·        Rs 4 cr for construction of Anti-Corruption Bureau Headquarters

·        Rs 2 cr each untied grant provided to all District Development Commissioners for current and next fiscal

·        Aspirational districts of Baramulla and Kupwara provided Rs 1 crore each over and above untied grant

16.      Transport

·        Rs 25 cr for subsidy for purchase of 500 new buses in private sector

·        Rs 36 cr for revival of SRTC

·        Rs 25 cr for purchase of Low Floor Buses

17.      Housing & Urban Development

·        Metropolitan Authorities to be created for Srinagar and Jammu with an initial outlay of Rs 100 cr

·        Rs 500 cr for construction of drainage and sewerage network, STPs

·        Rs 10 cr for installing high mask lights in Srinagar and Jammu

·        Rs 10 cr proposed for riverfront development in Jammu city and connecting Vikram Chowk with Gujjar Nagar bridge along river Tawi

18.                         IT Infrastructure

·        Rs 15 cr for providing dedicated IT infrastructure at Civil Secretariat, Jammu to avoid relocating of computers and other paraphernalia during Durbar Move

·        Rs 5 cr for digitization of office records of Civil Secretariat

·        Rs 3 cr for installation of robust LAN Network in Civil Secretariat

19.      Employment Generation

·                42376 new posts created during past 5 months includingaround 27000 posts for regularization of Teachers engaged under RReT and SSA schemes

20.      Ladakh Affairs

·        Rs 300 cr for languishing projects taken up for completion

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