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Rajasthan Budget 2013-14: Municipal Corporation for Udaipur


As anticipated, CM Ashok Gehlot paved way for accelerated development of Udaipur by pronouncing Udaipur as a Municipal Corporation. This news was clearly the highlight of the state budget as far as Udaipurites are concerned. Besides this announcement,  quite a few other benefits came rolling in Udaipur’s kitty including a Medical Research Center, Kaladwas Industrial Area (Rs. 700 Crore allotment) , General Hospital  (Rs. 10 Crore allotment) and priority to Mansi Vakal.

Gehlot also showed green flag to Tribal University in Udaipur and Rs.5 Crore was sanctioned for Baneshawar Fair.

Other highlights of the Budget

Jobs and Vacancies

  • 20000 Medical officials
  • 8000 doctors
  • 125 Unani Doctors
  • 20000 third grade teachers
  • 10000 second grade teachers
  • 1000 Urdu teachers
  • 1500 Para teachers for Madarsa
  • 5000 Physical Teachers
  • 3000 assistant agriculture officers
  • 12000 police constables
  • 600 Jail officials
  • 2000 people for Chief Minister Medicine Program
  • 125 days workday for NEREGA

More Announcements

  • Rs. 10 Crore for Waqf Board
  • 20 New hostels to be constructed in Minority community areas
  • 200 Janani Express
  • 15 Places choose for developing Medical Colleges
  • 609 New P.S.C Centers
  • 50% subsidy on Old Age Home
  • Rs.300 Crore for 1000 villages
  • Science City in Jodhpur
  • All important medical tests in government hospital will be free-of-cost
  • 1st Rank students of 8th standard will get Laptop
  • 2nd -11th rank students of 8th standard will get Tablet PCs
  • 6000km Road network to be developed
  • 54246 Residents will be constructed
  • Tax on tobacco products will increase to 65 percent
  • Bird Sanctuary at Shri Ganganagar
  • Relaxation on fruits and vegetable taxes
  • Electricity to small villages
  • Increment on student scholarship from 6th-10th

The budget was highly concentrated on developing schemes and ongoing projects. Road Network, Health sector and Education sector were the key areas focused in the budget. Chief Minister also announced several projects on water and agriculture. Oil Refinery in Barmer was center of Budget 2013-14.

Gulabchand Kataria, leader of opposition was however not too satisfied with the budget and targeted present government on the implementation. He also complained that the budget did not give much to Mewar region.

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