Manohar Lal Khattar, the chief minister of Haryana, who also holds the finance responsibility, presented a Rs 1,83,950-crore budget in the Vidhan Sabha today. As he introduced the state budget for fiscal years 2023–24, the CM made numerous significant announcements.
The budget for 2023–24 will not include any new taxes, according to the CM. He stated that the state is committed to building the SYL canal in order to receive its fair share of water from the Ravi-Beas river system. According to the news agency PTI, a budget of Rs 101 crore has been recommended in this regard.
He stated that the state government will set a price of Rs 1,000 per tonne for buying paddy stubble from farmers and Rs 1,500 per tonne for costs linked to paddy stubble management.
The state would provide Rs 2,500 to each girl who enrols in an industrial training institution with an annual family income of up to Rs 3 lakh. Furthermore, the government will fill at least 65,000 regular positions in 2023–24.
The state intends to set aside 20,000 acres of land for natural farming. In the state budget for 2023–24, the CM proposed Rs 400 crore for Haryana Gau Sewa Aayog, an increase from Rs 40 crore.
According to the CM, occurrences of paddy stubble burning have decreased by 48 percent in Haryana, and this has been recognised at the national level.
In the state budget, Khattar also suggested raising the social security stipend from Rs 2,500 to Rs 2,750 per month. In order to encourage new businesses, the CM established a VC fund that would provide financial assistance to entrepreneurs who are women or hail from households with an annual income of up to Rs 1.80 lakh.
The annual budget session of the state began on February 20 and will be held in two sections, with a break in between. The first portion of the session will take place from February 20 to 23, while the second section will take place from March 16 to 21, according to news agency ANI.