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Women get Rs. 1500, 3 free gas cylinders, loan relief to farmers… Know important things about Maharashtra budget

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Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday presented the General Budget for the financial year 2024-25. Before the assembly elections, Ajit Pawar announced a loan relief for farmers including Rs 1500 per month to women and three cylinders in a year in the state budget. While presenting the budget, Ajit Pawar announced a financial assistance scheme to provide a monthly allowance of Rs 1,500 to eligible women in the age group of 21 to 60 years. Ajit Pawar said that the scheme named “Mukhyamantri Mari Ladki Behan Yojana” will be implemented from July, four months before the October elections in the state. He said that the annual budget for this scheme is Rs. 46,000 crore will be allocated.

Announcing another welfare scheme, the Finance Minister said that an eligible family of five will get three free LPG cylinders every year under the ‘Mukhyamantri Annapurna Yojana’.

Monsoon session of Maharashtra Assembly is going on. Ajit Pawar said in the state assembly that the electricity bill dues of 44 lakh farmers of Maharashtra will be waived off. Pawar said that earlier the maximum amount payable as compensation for crop loss was Rs. 25,000 and now it has been increased to Rs. 50,000 is being done.

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Subsidy for onion growers

A subsidy of over Rs 850 crore has been given in the form of Rs 350 per quintal to provide financial assistance to onion producing farmers. The Deputy Chief Minister said that a revolving fund of Rs 200-200 crore is being created for the purchase of onion and cotton at guaranteed prices.

Schemes for farmers

He said that the government is committed to help farmers. Various schemes are being implemented regarding subsidy for seeds, irrigation facility, use of technology, storage of farm produce etc. He said that schemes like Namo Shetkari Mahasamman Nidhi, one rupee crop insurance have been launched to help farmers from the financial year 2023-24.

He said that the schemes have been successfully completed in 16 districts of Vidarbha and Marathwada. The second phase of these projects worth Rs 6 thousand crore will be implemented in 21 districts.

Compensation for death

The Deputy Chief Minister said that the state government has increased the compensation for death due to animal attacks. Presenting the budget during the monsoon session of the Maharashtra Assembly, he said that the family of the deceased will get Rs 25 lakh instead of Rs 20 lakh earlier.

Bonus for farmers

Ajit Pawar said that we are planning to give a bonus of Rs 5,000 per hectare to all farmers for cotton and soybean crops in Maharashtra. Besides, we will continue to give bonus of Rs 5 per liter to milk producing farmers even after July 1, 2024.

Assistance to girl students

More than two lakh girl students belonging to other backward classes and economically weaker sections will get financial assistance from the state government. The Deputy Chief Minister said that the state government will bear the burden of 2 thousand crore rupees every year.

Increased funding for SHGs

Ajit Pawar said that more than six lakh women self-help groups (SHGs) are functioning in Maharashtra and their number will be increased to seven lakh. He said that the fund for this will be increased from Rs 15,000 to Rs 30,000.

Nita Yadav

Nita Yadav

I am Nita Yadav, specializing in writing about politics and breaking national news. My focus is on delivering insightful and timely perspectives on these crucial topics, aiming to inform and engage my readers effectively.

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