Income guarantee scheme for farmers; free laptop for students2014 budjet released.
Thiruvananthapuram: Finance Minister K M Mani began his budget 2013-14 by announcing projects beneficial to farmers. An insurance plan offering income to farmers having 2 hectares of agricultural land would be implemented and the govt has allocated Rs 50 crore for this insurance plan.
A health plan was also announced for small time farmers. The health insurance announced for farmers owning 2 hectares of agricultural land, the govt would pay 50 pc of the premium and a sum of Rs 50 crore has been set aside.
Free laptop for girls
Mani said that the govt plans to give free laptops to girls of small time farmers who are studying professional courses. Farmers with less than a hectare of agri land and those with 2 hectares of paddy cultivation would be benefitted with this. The govt allocated Rs 10 crore for this health insurance. 25 cash crops will be included in insurance scheme, Mani said.
If the head of a family passes away in unforseen circumstances, the govt will pay back the loan to an extent of Rs 50000.
Finance Minister K M Mani began his record 12 th budget presentation in the Assembly on Friday. Mani holds the record for presenting the most number of budgets in the assembly. With the Lok Sabha elections in April-May, people expect a people friendly budget.
Mani sought blessings at the Lourdes church in Thiruvananthapuram and proceeded straight to the House to present the budget.
Rs 1200 for kidney failure patients
Rs 50 for Rs 1000 stamp paper for chitty dealings
Govt's Arogya Kiranam project will be implemented for all children below 18 years
Polytechnic to be set up at Kozhikode Mukkam
Rs 134 cr for IT park development
Rs 116 cr for coir development
Safety measures for Sasthanmkotta lake
Rs 313 cr for e village development
One time tax for all vehicles
Rs 10 lakh for Areekode football stadium
Rs 1000 increase in journalist and non journalist pension
Rs 5 cr earmarked to set up 7 online exam centres
Increase of Rs 100 in welfare pensions
Shelter homes for Nirbhaya projects to be set up in Manjeshwaram
Rs 8 cr for infertility clinics in Medical college hospitals
50 acre land to be taken over for Wayanad Medical college
Rs 8 cr for pet scanner at TVM medical College
Special centres in district hospitals for senior citizens
Rs 3 cr to set up bio medical department in Govt medical colleges
Rs 5 cr to improve facilities in district and general hospitals
Rs 1 cr for Vytilla hub
Sports school at Kanjirapally
Rs 85 cr for additional skill development projects
Rs 25 cr for Kalamassery Kinfra park
Rs 2 crore for Kochi Muzirris Binalle
Rs 13 cr set aside for development of State Data Centre
Journalist pension increased by Rs 1000 to Rs 8000
25 cash crops will be included in insurance scheme
Five night shelter homes in cities
Govt allocates Rs 964 cr for agricultural sector
Govt allocates Rs 295 cr for animal welfare
Govt to set up irrigation museum in Thodupuzha
New dam in Pattisseri
Rs 10 cr set aside for green finance projects
Project to make Kerala a high tech agri state
Agri cards for farmers - Benefits to be distributed through this
Govt to bear educational expense of orphaned students till higher secondary