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Transgenders to get all BPL benefits
JAMMU, Jan 11: All transgender persons in the state, unless they demand otherwise, would get all BPL benefits.

For the first time in the history of the state, the Finance Minister Dr. Haseeb Drabu on Thursday announced welfare measures for the transgender people. The budget has treated transgenders as a separate category.

He said that all transgender persons in the state, unless they demand otherwise, would get all BPL benefits.

Speaking at press conference, Drabu said, "It is balanced budget with aim of restructuring, cleaning up, protecting industries, welfare of employees serving in difficult conditions, addressing youth. It is generally a budget people call it election budget."

Compared to last year, he said, the state would finance an additional capital expenditure of Rs 3,282 crore with an additional borrowing of only Rs 331 Cr. "The incremental borrowing to CAPEX ratio is 1:10. This must be the best ratio anywhere in the country."

He said that for 2018-19, the state government decided to launch a Completion Plan for languishing bridges, schools and water supply schemes.

News Updated at : Friday, January 12, 2018
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