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    Income guarantee scheme for farmers; free laptop for students

    2014 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.


    Highlights
    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
  • #6896
    Dear Sarin Kurian, It is a great work you have done. Observation and analysis of Kerala budjet 2014. If possible try to write an article about this and post in our article section. It will be a great work than this.
    With Best Regards,
    Subitha

  • #6900
    This year Kerala budget 2014 is very useful to the common people. Free laptops for girls is one of the best in Kerala budget 2014. Also government lowered the prices of pass moving consumer goods and food items. This budget really help the congress party to gain more votes in lok sabha election. Let's hope best for the national budget of India.
    Of course Sarin Kurian done a great work.

    with Best Regards
    Christopher Mathew Alex


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