Gujarat Budget 2021: Focus on Education, Urban Development, and Healthcare

Gujarat Budget 2021: Focus on Education, Urban Development, and Healthcare

GJ Industry Review Team

Finance minister Nitinbhai Patel announced the annual budget today. Let us look at the allocations made by the state government to various sectors. Education sector received the highest allocation of 32,719 crore, followed by urban development to which Rs 13,493 crore has been allocated.  

In the view of coronavirus pandemic, the state government allocated Rs 11,323 crore for health and family welfare department. The finance minister allotted Rs 5,494 crore for water resources, Rs 3,974 crore for water supply, Rs 7,232 crore for the Krishi Khedut Kalyan Yojana, Rs 4,353 for social justice and empowerment, and Rs 1,502 crore for labour welfare and employment.

To develop the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train, the state government announced Rs 1,500 crore. The roads and buildings department got Rs 11,185 crore while ports and transport department received Rs 1,478 crore.

A provision of Rs 1,224 crore has been proposed for food and civil supplies, Rs 1,814 crore for forest, environment, Rs 563 crore for science and technology, Rs 1,032 crore for the destitute and old age pension. The revenue department has been provided Rs 4,548 crore in the Gujarat Budget 2021.

The government allocated Rs 13,034 crore for energy and petrochemical sector and Rs 910 crore for climate change department in the budget. The industry and mines department, forest and environment department, and home department have been allocated Rs 6,599 crore, Rs 1,814 crore, and Rs 7,960 crore respectively.   

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