Chandigarh, June 27
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today hailed the Tax free budget of the state government for the year 2022-23 presented by the Finance Minister Harpal Cheema in Vidhan Sabha and described it as a roadmap for New Punjab.
“I congratulate Finance Minister Harpal Cheema for presenting the historic budget made in consultation with the common man” said the Chief Minister.
Terming the Budget as a balanced, development oriented and reflective of pro-people policies of the state government, the Chief Minister, in a statement issued today, said that this people’s budget has been made to bring revolution in sectors of education, health, agriculture and commerce. The Chief Minister said that budget aims at serving the weakest of the weak and poorest of the poor sections of society in the right earnest.
The Chief Minister said that budget for technical education has been enhanced by 48% to impart technical education to youth for opening new vistas of self employment for them and Rs 9449 crore has been kept for strengthening law and order of state. Likewise he said that enhancing budget of Medical Education and Research by 57%, that of Youth and youth services department by 52%, health department by 24%, employment generation by 32%, Industry and commerce by 48% will give impetus to growth and progress of state. Bhagwant Mann said that budget for construction of 16 Medical colleges, transformation of government schools into schools of eminence, construction of 45 ultra modern bus stands will go a long way in development of state.
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