Aiming to woo voters ahead of the Lok sabha election, Edappadi K Palaniswami-led Tamil Nadu government came out with the populist announcement. TN deputy Chief Minister & Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam presented the annual budget for 2019.
State government's revenue is Rs 1.97 lakh crore. Expenditure is Rs 2.12 lakh crore.
Registration fee for transfer of asset will be hiked to Rs 30,000
Rs 140.11 is allocated for Girl children protection scheme
Rs 138.48 crore is allocated to free cycle scheme
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University will get world class swimming pool
Rs 2747.96 crore is allocated for the development of industries.
Rs 726.32 is allocated for marriage assistance scheme
Three thousand scooters will be provided to differently abled people.
Incentive for differently abled people will be hiked to Rs 25,000
Skill development department gets Rs 200 crore
Rs 1170.5 crore is allocated for handloom and textiles department
490 crore allocated for free dhoti & saree scheme
Rs 2681 crore is allocated to expansion of metro train project
Welfare board for Workers of unorganised sector will be created at a cost of Rs 148.83 crore
Rs 766 crore is allocated for free bus pass for school students
casualty wards will be expanded at the cost of Rs 150 crore
Grants to universities is allocated to be Rs 538.10 crore
State land use policy will be created
Rs 269 crore is allocated to infrastructure development of government colleges.
Rs 4,570 crore is allocated to improve integrated road transport
Rs 168.27 crore is allocated for sports department
Social welfare department gets Rs 5,305 crore
Rs 5,911 crore allocated to BC, MBC & Minority department
Rs.281 crore to be allocated for Hindu religious and charitable endowments department
Rs 400 crore is allocated to Swachh bharat abhiyan scheme
Rs 2,747 crore is allocated for industrial development
Rs 1,031 crores to be allocated to poverty eradication
Rs 28,757 crores to be allocated for school education
Rs.13,605 crores to be allocated for state highway
Anna university is granted with Rs 100 crore
2000 electric buses will be operated in Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai
A new arts and science college will be constructed in Rameshwaram, naming after former president Abdul Kalam.
Rs 18,270 crore allocated to rural development.
Rs 258 crore allocated for improving milk production
Rs 111.17 crore allocated to modernising the police department
Tamil Development department gets Rs 54.76 crore
Rs 137 crore is allocated to Uninterrupted drinking water supply
New medical policy to people below pverty line is to be introdued
Rs 10, 550 crore is allocated to agricultural department
Income deficit is expexted to reduce upto Rs 16, 315 crore.
Income of the state givernment is expected to Rs 1,97,721 crore
The Finance Minister started his budget speech with Thirukural.
The first session of the Assembly for the year began on January 2 with the customary address of Governor Banwarilal Purohit to the House. The Opposition parties had boycotted his address.
A gift hamper to every family (including Rs 1,000 cash component) with a ration card for the harvest festival of Pongal (in January) was among the announcements he had made.