Budget presented by Jairam Thakur is a roadmap to the prosperity, says Suresh Bhardwaj

Mar 06, 2021 17:39 | Poltics

 

SHIMLA

The Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj on Saturday hailed the budget presented by Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, dubbing it as a roadmap to the prosperity.

 

The minister said the government has proposed to ensure 12,000 new houses to poor people, launch of Rs 31,000 Shagun scheme for girls belonging to SC/ST/BPL families at the time of their marriage, Swaran Jayanti Naari Sambal Yojana, shows that BJP government has made an attempt to ensure the welfare of all sections of the society.

 

The COVID19 impacted the finances substantially and now through this budget focus is on infrastructure building so that employment could be generated besides the economy revival, the minister added.

 

He added that the minimum wages has been increased to Rs. 300. He said the government is committed to the farmers’ welfare. And a expert group will be formed to suggest ways to boost farming sector. The minister added that the honorarium of AHA worker, Mid-day meal workers has also been enhanced.

 

The minister said the government will give Rs. 1 cr each to the newly notified Municipal Corporations of Solan, Palampur and Mandi to strengthen the basic infrastructure for the benefit of the people in the newly created urban bodies and merged areas. Grant of Rs. 20 lakh each for the newly notified Nagar Panchayats during 2021-22 will also be provided.

 

He added that AutoDCR software will be started in Urban Local Bodies and planning areas enabling them to grant online approvals to building maps and development plans Under Ease of Doing Business reforms.