Telangana State Budget 2016
Etela rajendar (Finance Minister) of Telangana State has presented a 1,15,689 crore rupees Budget on March 11,2015 pecuniary year 2015-16. The Budget has a revenue an excess of production or supply over demand of 531 crore rupees and pecuniary deficit of 16,969 crore rupees. The hope or ambition of achieving something the people of the state. In its involving the first attempt full-fledged budget for the new state, Telangana government proposed a total expenditure of Rs 1,15,689 crore, including non-plan expenditure of Rs 63,306 crore for 2015-16.
The Budget presented by state Finance Minister Etela Rajender
The approximate calculation or judgment of the value of revenue super abundance in the Budget presented by state Finance Minister Etela Rajender is Rs 531 crore. The plan expenditure was proposed at Rs 52,383 crore, no fresh taxes have been accepted.
Budget Sectors in different cases:
Sectors of education, irrigation, medical and health services, ‘Mission Kakatiya’ , water grid, agriculture, welfare of SCs, STs, minorities, road upgradation, administration of Hyderabad, including metro rail have received major allocations in budget estimates for 2015-16.
Major, medium, minor irrigation projects:
The proposed allocation for education sector is Rs 11,216 crore, Rs 8,500 crore for irrigation (including major, medium, minor irrigation projects), Rs 2,083 crore for ‘Mission Kakatiya’ and Rs 4,000 crore for water grid.
GHMC, HMR, HMWSSB budget:
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR), Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) have received Rs 526 crore, Rs 416 crore and Rs 1,000 crore, respectively.
An amount of Rs 4,932 crore has been proposed for medical and health services.
Road maintenance and Buildings:
Budgetary allocation of Rs 4,980 crore was made for road up-gradation and maintenance under Roads and Buildings department. An amount of Rs 2,421 crore has been proposed for Panchayat Raj roads.
The present generating capacity of the state is 4,320 MW, which is proposed to be enhanced to 23,675 MW by 2018-end. The amount proposed for the energy sector in 2015-16 is Rs 7,400 crore under plan and non-plan.
Stating that Rs 4,250 crore has been released for farmers’ debt relief so far, the Finance minister announced an additional relief package of Rs 4,250 crore for farmers.
Allowances of government employees:
The total provision for agriculture and allied sectors in the budget for 2015-16 is Rs 8,432 crore. The budget noted that the increase in non-plan expenditure as compared with 2014-15 is mainly on account of increased pay and allowances of government employees.
With the state government announcing a wage hike with a ‘fitment’ of 43 per cent to the employees, the amount needed under salaries and pensions is Rs 22,889 crore during 2015-16. The budget proposed an allocation of Rs 2,172 crore for welfare of backward classes, Rs 1,105 crore for minorities, Rs 2,878 crore for tribal welfare and Rs 8,089 crore and Rs 5,036 crore for SC and ST Sub-Plans respectively.
Identifying industrial development as one of the key strategies for economic growth and employment opportunities in the state, the budget noted that a legislation giving statutory status to the efforts for improving the ease of doing business in the state has been effected by Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self-Certification System (TS-i PASS).
An amount of Rs 973.74 crore is proposed towards payment of industrial incentives in BE (budget estimate) 2015-16. “The estimated tax devolution to the state is only Rs 12,823 crore in 2015-16. The Centre has drastically reduced plan grants to the state from Rs 3,14,814 crore in BE 2014-15 to Rs 1,80,293 crore in BE 2015-16.
Though the finance commission has recommended an additional borrowing limit of 0.5 per cent of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) on fulfilling certain conditions, no decision has yet been taken by the Union Government on these recommendations, it added. Aasara Pension Scheme would obtain 4,000 crore rupees.