Madhya Pradesh Budget 2015-16 was presented by the Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya on 25 February 2015.
State Budget of 2015-16 is inspired by the aim to realise Make in Madhya Pradesh by increasing employment opportunities for youth of the state and by increasing production capacities.
The salient features of the budget estimates of 2015-16 are as follows:
- Fiscal Deficit estimated at 2.99 percent of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP).
- Target to set up 9 seeds quality, 6 fertilisers’ quality laboratories for input quality control
- Target to increase the area of horticulture crops by approximately 75 thousand hectare in 2015-16
- 100 fish markets proposed to be set up in 2015-16. 500 houses are proposed to be given free under the Fishermen Housing
- Target to establish Polyclinics and Disease Research Laboratories in all districts for the purpose of providing veterinary treatment and remedies through modern techniques
- Target of construction of 7575 roads of total length of 19386 km for linking 9109 villages under Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana
- Ambitious Narmada Gambhir Link Project sanctioned with estimated cost of 2000 crore rupees. Under this project, along with irrigation of 50 thousand hectare land of Malwa region in the basin of river Gambhir, availability of water for daily use will also be ascertained. Along with this, Lift Irrigation schemes for Sihada in Khandwa district and Dabri in Alirajpur are proposed.
- Providing employment and livelihood under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme by providing work for 22 crore man days
- Target to eradicate open defecation by the year 2018
- Target of construction of 150000 houses in 2015-16 under Mukhya Mantri Gramin Awas Mission, considering the problem of housing in rural areas
- Target to provide 5 lakh houses in city areas by year 2018
- Provision of 300 crore rupees for Simhastha-2016 to be held in Ujjain
- Resolution to construct toilets in all schools in the state under the Swachch Bharat Swachch Vidyalaya campaign
- Proposal to make all Government Engineering Colleges and 10 Divisional Industrial Training Institutes as 'Centre of Excellence' in specific sectors
- Projects worth 450 crore rupees are proposed for super speciality health services in Medical Colleges in Jabalpur, Gwalior and Rewa.
- Provision of 1398 crore rupees for Laadli Lakshmi Yojana scheme
- Second phase of Tejasvini Women Empowerment Scheme is proposed to be started from 2015-16 for entrepreneurship development and providing better opportunities of self-employment for rural women.
- Kshamata Yojana is proposed to be started for developing skilled and competent community leadership capacity at rural level.
- New Scheme initiative for providing free coaching in reputed coaching centres for national level entrance examination for medical and engineering courses with two years coaching to 100 students and one year coaching to 25 students
- Child care leave for 730 days is proposed to be given to women government employees during their entire service period.
- 10 percent increase proposed in honorarium and diet allowance of Company Commander Major, Company Quarter Master, Self-Service Platoon Commander, Self Service Company Commander, Hawaldar, Naik, Lance Sainik, Sainik of Home Guards.
- Sarva Seva Project with 300 crore rupees is proposed for extension of CM Helpline and linking it with other services. Single service delivery gateway, back end office automation in Collectorates, legacy data digitisation of certificates of different kinds of services etc. will be undertaken under the scheme.