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Budget is balanced & development oriented: Dhami

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Bhararisain, 15 Mar: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami praised Finance Minister Premchand Agarwal for presenting an “excellent” budget for the year 2023-24. The CM termed the budget based on the concept of ‘Sabka Vikas Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas’ in accordance with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pushkar stated that the budget is balanced, inclusive and reaches out to all sections. He described the budget as one which would fulfil the resolution of a strong Uttarakhand by 2025. Special attention has been paid to infrastructure development. Due focus has also been given to agriculture, horticulture, rural development, health and tourism. Special emphasis has been given to the welfare of the youth.  Emphasis has also been on creating an environment for employment and self-employment.

Dhami said that a provision of Rs 200 crores has been made for 50 thousand polyhouses in the budget. The central point of the budget is the development of Uttarakhand. The budget has been prepared keeping in mind the aim of making this decade the decade of Uttarakhand. Taking inspiration from the Union Budget, an attempt has been made to include various dimensions in this budget. He said that the journey of development has been sustainable development and inclusive development. Clear thinking and serious thinking are visible in the budget. The students, players, youth, farmers, agriculturists and people from unorganised and organised sector start-ups, industry businessmen will together develop Uttarakhand, the CM asserted.

CM said that Uttarakhand is emerging as a fast growing economy. This is a budget of more than Rs 77 thousand crores. Along with this, the surplus budget of Rs 4309 crores tells the efficiency of financial management. He added that he has full faith that this decade will be of Uttarakhand under the guidance of the Prime Minister. It is the government’s resolve to make Joshimath recover in a new form. A provision of Rs 1000 crores has been made in the budget for this. He added that very generous cooperation is also being received from the Centre.