Telangana State Budget 2023-24: Key Points

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The Telangana government has introduced a budget of Rs.2,90,396 crore for 2023-24. Finance Minister Harish Rao stated that the revenue expenditure is Rs.2,11,685 and the capital expenditure is Rs.37,325.

Telangana is famous as a prosperous agricultural state, and as such huge funds have been allocated to Agriculture. Finance Minister Harish Rao also assured that the farmer's loan waiver scheme will be launched soon.

26,831 crores for Agriculture

Key Allocations in the Budget

An amount of Rs.1000 crore has been allocated for Palm Oil Cultivation with the aim of increasing Palm Oil cultivation to 20 lakh acres in the state, which yields a net income of Rs.1.5 lakh per acre.

1000 crores for Palm Oil cultivation

1200 check dams, Palamuru-Rangareddy lift Irrigation Project, Khammam Sitarama project, Kaleswaram, etc., are the current irrigation projects in TS state. With the aim of irrigating 1.25Cr acres., Rs.26,885 crores have been allocated.

26,885 crores for the Irrigation sector

The government, which gives uninterrupted electricity for 24 hours and provides free electricity to agriculture, has allocated Rs.12,727 crores to the electricity department this time.

12,727 crores for the Electricity department

Rs.12000 crores have been allocated for Aasara Pensions. Aasara pensions are given to all persons above 57 years of age as well as single women and disabled persons.

For Aasara Pensions Rs. 12 thousand crores

For the development of Dalits in Telangana, Rs.17,700 crores have been allocated for the Dalit Bandhu scheme, which was brought with the aim of giving Rs.10 lakhs to each family.

17,700 crores for Dalit Bandhu

A huge quota of funds has been allocated to SC Pragathi & ST Pragathi schemes. Rs.36,750 crores will be given to the SC  Development Fund Act. An allocation of Rs.15,233 crore has been made for the development of ST.

SC Development Fund  - Rs.36,750 crores, ST Development Fund Rs.15233 crores

Allocations to BCs, which have the largest share of the population in Telangana, are a bit of  a disappointment. Only Rs.6,229 crores have been allocated for BC Welfare.

BC welfare- Rs.6229 crores

31,426 crores to Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department 19,093 crores for the Education sector 12,161 crores for the Medical and health sector 11,372 crores to Municipal Department 9,599 crores to Home Department 3,117 crores for the Public Distribution System 3,210 crores Kalyan Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak

Some other Key Provisions

2,131 crores for women and child welfare 2,200 crores for minority welfare 1,471 crores of green food 2,500 crores for roads and buildings 4,037 crores to Industries Department 200 crores for KCR kit 1,000 crores for the salaries of newly appointed employees

Finance Minister Harish Rao announced in the Assembly that regularization of contract employees and wage revision of SERP employees will be done from April 2023 onwards.

Key Decisions:

Another good news announced by Harish Rao is 3 lakhs will be provided to those who have their own land for constructing their houses.