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Gogoi presents Rs 33,687.43 cr interim budget

Gogoi presents Rs 33,687.43 cr interim budget
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Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi  presented of Rs 33,687.43 crore interim budget for the first six months of 2016-17 financial year in Assam assembly started from on Monday.

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi presented of Rs 33,687.43 crore interim budget for the first six months of 2016-17 financial year in Assam assembly started from on Monday.

Ahead of the assembly poll in the state hardly three months left, Gogoi who also hold the Finance department of the state had presented the six months interim budget.

“To defray obligatory and other necessary expenses, I seek Vote on account on the demand for grants of an aggregate of Rs 33,687.43 crore from April 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016,” Gogoi said while presenting the interim budget.

Targeting to the Modi government, the Assam CM said that, Assam faced financial crisis after the Union government had cut fund allocation in most of the central schemes.

“Assam had lost more than Rs 5000 crore from the central fund allocation during the 2015-16 financial year,” Gogoi said.

Looking for the next assembly poll, Gogoi had announced several attractive schemes for woman development, tea tribes and other community development, poor people development in the interim budget.

Gogoi had proposed 50 per cent reservation for woman in all posts under the state government in the interim budget.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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