Rajasthan Budget 2017: Major announcements made by CM Vasundhara Raje

The government will spend over Rs 6000 crore on clean drinking water scheme, said CM Vasundhara Raje

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 8, 2017 2:15 pm
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Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje presented the state financial budget for fiscal year 2017-18 in the Assembly.

Here are some of the major announcements made by the chief minister:

* 13 districts to benefit from Chambal water

* Rs. 10 crore for GIB conservation in Desert National Park by improving grasslands

* Launch of Project Leopard to conserve the big cat in select areas

* State government will build Dharamshala for pilgrims at Tirupati Balaji and Badrinath temples

* 20,000 senior citizens to go on state-sponsored pilgrimages over the next year, 5,000 of them by air

* Rs 1904 crore earmarked for women and child development

* Rs 186 crore for art and culture

* Pension scheme for international level sportspersons

* Government will announce policy allowing private players to set up sports academies

* Digitisation of ancient manuscripts in Tonk

* Sufi shrines in Nagaur, Kota, Jhalawar, Bundi to be developed as tourist spots

* Cycles for resident students at 231 government hostels

* Top 10 candidates in RPSC exams to get Rs. 30,000 economical assistance

* Chittorgarh Fort Development Authority to conserve the UNESCO world heritage fort

* Work to be done on 3,500 rural roads

* 600 km road work in Alwar

* Total 5000 km new roads

* Work to begin for 1000 km state highways

* 1175 solar projects to be set up across the state

* Drinking water plants in rural areas

* 2039 villages and hamlets to get purified safe drinking water

* Bikaner to get air connectivity with Delhi

* Jaipur to be air connected with Ranthambore, Jodhpur with Agra

* Cigarettes to get expensive

* Stamp duty cut across several sectors

* Police training school to be set up in Udaipur

* To boost digital payments, there will be a cut in online ticket booking for movies

* Rs 6000 crore on clean drinking water scheme

* Rs 10 crore to develop grasslands for conservation of Great Indian Bustard

(Inputs from Hamza Khan and Mahim Pratap Singh)

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