Punjab Budget 2018 Highlights: Agriculture, health get major chunk; Rs 4250 for debt waiverhttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/punjab-budget-2018-live-updates-amarinder-singh-manpreet-badal-taxes-5109610/

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.

Finance Minister Punjab Manpreet Badal at Vidhan Sabha after presenting Budget on Saturday in Chandigarh. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal presented the state budget in the assembly on Saturday amid protests by Akali Dal. Presenting the first budget of the Congress government, Badal in his budget speech said that in 2017-18, the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of the state has gone up to Rs 4.77 lakh crore from Rs 4.33 lakh crore in the previous fiscal year. The budget is likely to be focused on education and health.

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