Rajasthan Budget Highlights 2024: FM Diya Kumari says govt working to make state $350 bn economy

Rajasthan Budget Highlights 2024 Rajasthan Finance Minister Diya Kumari unveiled the state’s budget for 2024-25, emphasizing the government’s commitment to 10 resolutions, which encompass achieving a $350 billion economy and enhancing infrastructure quality. Additionally, she emphasized the establishment of nine new greenfield expressways and a pledge to address 4 lakh job vacancies over the next five years.

Rajasthan Budget Highlights 2024

The budget for 2024-25 was presented by Rajasthan Finance Minister and state Deputy Chief Minister Diya Kumari, who highlighted the government’s focus on various resolutions to boost the economy and infrastructure development in the state. She announced the construction of nine greenfield expressways spanning over 2,750 km, emphasized job creation, and outlined plans to fill 4 lakh vacancies in five years. Additionally, allocations were proposed for rural water supply, health sector, electricity connections, religious corridor development, and the establishment of a Tourism Development Board. Kumari also addressed measures taken to address paper leak incidents, with actions being taken against offenders.

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Rajasthan Budget 2024 Latest News Update

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Diya Kumari, responsible for the finance portfolio, introduced the state budget for 2024-25 during the assembly session. Earlier, on February 8, she had introduced a Vote on Account (Interim Budget) in the assembly. Kumari, while presenting the Budget, highlighted that the BJP government in the state is focused on achieving 10 resolutions to elevate the state to a 350 USD billion economy.

Key takeaways from Rajasthan Budget 2024-2025

  • Rs 15,000 crore allocated for providing tap water to 25 lakh rural households this year.
  • Four lakh job openings to be filled within five years, along with the formulation of a youth policy.
  • Nine greenfield expressways spanning over 2,750 km to be developed in the state.
  • State government raises wheat MSP by Rs 125, approves finances for the initial phase of ERCP in agriculture.
  • Initiatives to promote solar energy: Introduction of Model Solar Village in each district, establishment of 2 MW Decentralized Solar Plant, and connection of all government offices to solar power.
  • Electricity connections to be extended to 208,000 houses in the next two years, with installation of over 25 lakh smart meters.
  • Introduction of 67 Pink Toilets in the first phase, costing Rs 17 crore; construction of Biopink toilets for women in urban areas.
  • Establishment of Amrit Global Technology and Application Center in Jaipur at a cost of Rs 200 crore.
  • Setting up of a defense manufacturing hub and implementation of a new data center policy in the state.
  • Acquisition of 500 roadways buses and 300 electric buses; operation of 800 buses under a service model.
  • Enrollment of 15 lakh women under the Lakhpati Didi Scheme.

Key budget Highlights:

Health budget allocation

A total of Rs 27,660 crore, representing 8.2% of the state’s total budget, is allocated for health.

Greenfield Expressways

Nine greenfield expressways spanning over 2,750 km will be constructed, with a Detailed Project Report costing Rs 30 crore. These expressways include:

  • Jaipur-Kishangarh, Ajmer, and Jodhpur (350 km)
  • Kotputli-Kishangarh (181 km)
  • Jaipur-Bhilwara (193 km)
  • Bikaner-Kotputli (295 km)
  • Beawar-Bharatpur (342 km)
  • Jalore-Jhalawar (402 km)
  • Ajmer-Banswara (358 km)
  • Jaipur-Phalodi (342 km)
  • Sri Ganganagar-Kotputli (290 km
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