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Punjab Budget: Rs 12,236 crore for education

Compared to 2017-18 budget when the focus was on school education and government schools, this year thrust has been on higher education with budgetary allocations for 10 new degree colleges across the state.

Missing from Punjab budget: the crop diversification push

According to the budget provisions declared on Monday, ”Agriculture experts recommend that the state, therefore, needs to give a special emphasis to improve the sustainability of its agriculture and to diversify the cropping pattern."


Punjab Budget: After missing revenue receipts target, Manpreet Badal lowers the bar for next fiscal

State received only Rs 13,936 cr as GST against estimated Rs 21,440 cr; its own tax revenue stood lower than expected

Punjab: High drama as SAD-BJP disrupt budget speech to target Navjot Singh Sidhu

For over 30 mins, MLAs raise slogans against Sidhu with no intervention from Congress ranks.

Punjab budget: Cut in diesel price a cruel joke, say farmer union leaders

According to the budget, Punjab will now waive off the loans of landless farm labourers and the families of farmers who had been forced to commit suicides. The Finance Minister set aside Rs 3000 crore during 2019-20 for this.

Punjab budget 2019-20: No new taxes, fuel prices cut

With the announcement of reduction in prices, with an aim to bring parity of prices with neighbouring states, Punjab has reduced base VAT rate on petrol from 28 per cent to 20.11 per cent on petrol, and from 13.4 per cent to 11.8 per cent on diesel.


Punjab budget 2018: Rs 10 cr allocated for providing free sanitary napkins to girls in govt schools

It is not for the first time that Punjab government has talked about menstruation and sanitary pads in its budget.

Punjab budget 2018: Whole of Rs 21 cr for school benches unspent, Rs 23 cr earmarked afresh

Patiala’s Punjabi University, facing a financial crisis, gets Rs 50 cr one-time additional grant

Punjab Budget 2018 Highlights: Agriculture, health get major chunk; Rs 4250 for debt waiver

Punjab Budget 2018 Highlights: The state focussed on agriculture and health in the 2018-19 budget. To curb the problems of farmers, the government announced debt waiver.

Punjab Budget 2017-18: Planning centralised rapid response system, says Finance Minister

Manpreet allocated Rs 15 crore for prevention of crime and improvement of police public relations, Rs 34.77 crore for Crime and Criminal Tracking Networking System and Rs 75 crore for infrastructure facilities for judiciary.