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Supplementary budget of Rs2,452 crore tabled in Uttarakhand

Finance minister Prakash Pant, along with Uttarakhand chief minister TS Rawat, on way to present supplementary budget in the assembly on Tuesday

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Supplementary budget of Rs2,452 crore tabled in Uttarakhand Assembly, Finance minister Prakash Pant, along with Uttarakhand chief minister TS Rawat, on way to present. A total allocation of Rs 261.96. crore was made for expenditure relating to salaries of state employees and pensions for those who have retired. He said Rs 365.45 crore was cumulatively allocated to agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry sectors.

In an attempt to appease the salaried class and farmers ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the government has allocated a major portion of the budget for revenue expenditure and agriculture sector. The annual budget with an outlay of Rs 45,585.09. crore was presented in March this year.

Similarly, for the World Bank aided fiscal management project, a separate fund of Rs 16 crore was allocated. And for the preparation for the Mahakumbh, a fair of Hindu devotees to be held in Haridwar in 2022, Rs 50 lakh was allocated.

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