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Rajasthan FM proposes Rs 1,000 crore for schools, colleges, hospitals; recruitment to 70,000 posts

Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan to create 5 lakh water harvesting structures in 20,000 villages over the next four years

Rajasthan FM proposes Rs 1,000 crore for schools, colleges, hospitals; recruitment to 70,000 posts

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Diya Kumari arrives at the Rajasthan Assembly to present the state Interim Budget, in Jaipur on February 8, 2024. PTI



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Jaipur, February 8

Provision of Rs 1,000 crore to establish and upgrade schools, colleges, hospitals and administrative buildings in Assembly constituencies, recruitment to fill 70,000 posts were among the key announcements by Rajasthan Finance Minister Diya Kumari, who presented the state’s Interim Budget on Thursday.

The other major announcement was Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan to create 5 lakh water harvesting structures in 20,000 villages over the next four years, for which a Rs 11,200 crore provision has been made.

Kumari said the former government ignored several Assembly constituencies.

“The previous government did not approve any plan for many areas like Ladpura, Nasirabad, Siwana, Ahor, Dag, Malpura. Now, to ensure regional balance of development, Rs 1,000 crore has been announced for setting up and upgrading additional colleges, schools, hospitals, and administrative buildings,” she said.

The minister said a Detailed Project Report to expand Jaipur Metro from Sitapura to Ambabari will be prepared in view of the problem of traffic congestion in Jaipur city.

Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan-2 will be started to create 5 lakh water harvesting structures in 20,000 villages in the next four years with a provision of Rs 11,200 crore and recruitment on 70,000 posts will be done, Kumari said.

A full Budget for 2024-25 will be presented in July.

Under Article 116 of the Constitution, a vote on account is presented to meet essential government expenditure for a limited period until the Budget is approved.

It is granted for a few months for an amount equivalent to one-sixth of the total estimates.

Earlier, the Rajasthan Assembly witnessed heavy uproar during the presentation of vote on account (Interim Budget) by the Finance Minister, who targeted the former Congress government during her speech.

The minister accused the former government of financial mismanagement, corruption and lack of vision.

She also held it responsible for the financial burden on Rajasthan, debt on the state and the financial burden on the electricity companies among others.

As the minister blamed the former government, the opposition Congress members raised objections and created uproar in the House.

Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma requested them to listen to the Budget speech presented by the woman finance minister.

Leader of Opposition Tikaram Jully said there is no objection over presentation of vote on account by a woman minister, but it was inappropriate to make political allegations in it.

He said that the Finance Minister should not include political accusations in her Budget and should only read what is written in the speech.

The House came in order when the Finance Minister started reading the speech without making allegations on the former government.

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