AP Budget 2017: Highlights

THE HANS INDIA |   Mar 15,2017 , 12:58 PM IST
   


Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu on Wednesday presented the Budget for 2017-18 in the Assembly. 

Highlights of the AP budget:

  • Skill Development scheme: Rs 398 crores.
  • Agriculture budget to increase by 7.73 percent.
  • Funds allocated for Andhra Pradesh pollution control board: Rs 4,183 crore.
  • Distribution of Solar pump sets to farmers at subsidised prices.
  • Forest department - funds allocated: Rs 383 crore.
  • IT and Electronice: Rs 382 crore.
  • Ambedkar memorial Park in capital Amaravati - funds allocated: Rs 92 crore.
  • Christians who are willing to visit Jerusalem: Rs 40,000.
  • Pensions: Rs 4376 crore.
  • Free LPG connection for poor: Rs 350 crore.
  • Women Empowerment: Rs 400 crore.
  • Unemployment Honararium: Rs 500 crore.
  • Brahmin Welfare: Rs 97 crore.
  • Education sector: Rs 20,384 crore.
  • Welfare of disabled: Rs 89 crore.
  • NTR Vaidya Seva: Rs 1,000 crore.
  • Anna canteens: Rs 100 crore.
  • Development of Village Roads: Rs 260 crore.
  • Safe drinking water project NTR Sujala Sravanthi: Rs 100 crore.
  • Agriculture loan waiver Rs 3600 crore, SHG loan investment: Rs 1,600 crore 
  • Smart cities: Rs 450 crore, other smart cities: Rs 150 crore.
  • Agriculture sector: Rs 8790 crore.
  • Small and medium scale industries: Rs 125 crore.
  • ST component fund: Rs 3,528 crore.
  • Women finance corporation: Rs 400 crore.
  • Power subsidy for poor increased from 50 to 75 units.
  • Revenue deficit - Rs 1,25,911 crore, the highest for any state.
  • Capital region development authority: Rs 1,061 crore; SAAP: Rs 195 crores.
  • Unemployment allowance gets Rs 500 crore.
  • Ambedkar Smritivanam in Amaravati gets Rs 97 crore.

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