Assam budget: Rs 5,000 crore to create 2 lakh jobs in Ajanta Neog’s budget of many firsts | Guwahati News

Assam budget: Rs 5,000 crore to create 2 lakh jobs in Ajanta Neog’s budget of many firsts | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: Assam finance minister Ajanta Neog on Thursday tabled the budget for 2023-24 proposing Rs 5,000 crore over the subsequent three years to assist two lakh unemployed youths belonging to BPL and low-income households in self-employment and Rs 4,700 crore to battle poverty by offering medical insurance, monetary help to ladies, reasonably priced housing and meals safety.
In many firsts, Neog has proposed a Swacch Zila Puruskar of Rs 100 crore to the “Most Outstanding District Initiative”, reservation of seats in MBBS course for Assamese diaspora and a pilot mission at Tezpur to present direct faucet water provide that can be utilized for consuming and cooking functions with none want for additional remedy. High on an anticipated record-breaking expenditure of Rs 1.2 lakh crore on the finish of 2022-23, Neog stated the medical insurance cowl of Rs 5 lakh every for 57 lakh households is the most important such scheme in the nation.


Underlining that little one marriage is one of the outstanding causes for top maternal and toddler mortality charges of the state, Neog additionally proposed a state mission to make the state free of little one marriage by 2026-end and allotted Rs 200 crore for the aim.
To revive the motion round ladies empowerment, Neog additionally proposed Rs 1,000 into all financial institution accounts of ladies members of self-help teams to incentivise them to preserve an energetic checking account and to develop enterprise mission proposal and on approval of the mission, the lady will get Rs 10,000 in the following yr to develop her enterprise right into a profitable home-based enterprise. Through this initiative, Neog plans to develop 30 lakh ladies entrepreneurs in the state.
Neog’s budgetary proposals sought to guarantee socio-economic empowerment and equitable development comprising all sections of society and in addition give an enormous push to infrastructure improvement with an allocation of over Rs 15,000 crore and extra help to well being and training sectors.
Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated, “The budget presented today shall prove to be a milestone in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of all sections of society and that it will pave the way for Assam to reach its destined heights on all fronts.”
“The Rs 5,000-crore allotment in the budget so as to provide self-employment opportunities to the state’s two lakh youths is a revolutionary step and would prove immensely helpful in helping the youths of Assam stand on their own feet,” he added.


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