CM, DyCM welcome budget proposals

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/12/2018 1:44:55 PM

`Highest ever capital outlay proof of govt’s dev premise’

JAMMU, Jan 11: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh have welcomed the budget 2018-19 presented in both Houses of State Legislature today, terming it as development focussed and people oriented.
The Chief Minister said the highest ever capital outlay in this budget is the proof of her government’s developmental premise. She said based on the feedback from her public outreach programmes, Rs 200 Cr have been earmarked for drinking water supply in the state besides Rs 50 Cr for completing around 1000 ongoing schemes. This, she said, depicts the developmental intervention this government has thought of for changing the socio economic profile of the state.
Mehbooba said the budget, by focussing on panchayats, has fully displayed the commitment of her government to strengthen local self government in the state at political, administrative and financial levels.
Deputy Chief Minister described the budget proposals as growth oriented and people friendly, which catered to every section of the society .
In a message, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the welfare budget, which was presented in the state legislature had the potential of catapulting the growth indices of the state by ensuring holistic and sustained economic growth. He said that it would ensure that the economy of the state gets the requisite boost and it comes up as one of the most vibrant economies of the country.
Every section of the society like industrialists, horticulturists, employees, journalists were given due attention by taking care of their needs and aspirations in the budget, he added.
He said that these types of welfare budgets are normally presented by the governments during the electioneering year but the government has presented it well before that with the motive of implementing it in toto so that the people of the state get benefited from it.



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