Jaipur: The Rajasthan government presented iPhone 13 to all MLAs during the budget session. The Ashok Gahlot government, which last year handed out iPods along with copies of the budget, this time surprised everyone by giving away iPhones. After the budget is presented, copies of the budget are usually submitted to all members in a briefcase. But this time in the smart leather briefcase, along with a copy of the budget, the iPhone, which is priced at around Rs 75,000 to Rs 1 lakh, is a blessing in disguise. The prizes will cost the state government about Rs 1.5 crore. MLAs across the parties lauded the gift given by the Gahlot government. With the Rajasthan Assembly elections coming up at the end of next year, special attention will be paid to this budget.
Chief Minister Ashok Gahlot presented the budget on Wednesday. On this occasion, the state government announced a pension scheme for its employees. In addition, a number of proposals have been put forward, including an employment guarantee scheme in urban areas, free electricity up to 50 units for domestic use and free treatment in government hospitals. Apart from the introduction of the new tax, relief of about Rs 1500 crore has been provided to all sectors. The budget speech revealed that the employment guarantee scheme for urban families would be extended to 100 days. As always, care was taken to satisfy all sections of the society. This time a special agriculture budget was presented. Of this, Rs 5,000 crore has been earmarked for the Chief Minister’s Krishak Sathi Yojana for farmers. He assured that 11 missions would be undertaken with the aim of increasing the income of the farmers. The CM also said that 36 women’s colleges would be set up in 19 districts. The Chief Minister has increased the SC and ST Development Fund from `100 crore to` 500 crore.
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