Web Desk: Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from India, presented a Rs 1,193.04 crore in IND deficit budget for 2019-20, introducing several new schemes including rice at Rs 1 per IND Kilogram for the poor, 1 tola gold to the brides, report Times of India.
The Indian Minister also announced waiver of hotel fees for students and some social security schemes to cover the young widows and scholarship schemes for the higher education of girls from the minor communities.
The government plans to provide rice at a further subsidized rate at 1 per kg IND instead of the present Rs 3 per kg IND in order to further strengthen food security for people.
According to the Minister, the scheme is expected to benefit 53 lakh households across the state and added the government will start the pilot implementation of ANNA Yojana from Mrach, 2019.
“I am happy to announce that we shall give one tola gold, costing around Rs 38,000 IND as on today, to brides belonging to all such communities of our state where it is customary to provide gold at the time of the wedding.”
“The government will provide free text books to students upto degree level (Arts, Science and Commerce) from the present level of class XII.”
The Assam government BJP, presented the budget just before elections, apparently it is government’s strategies to get maximum votes and win the election