Finance Minister of Haryana Harmohindar Singh Chatha on 1 March 2013 presented his second budget as the Finance Minister of the State.
Allocation to different sectors at a Glance:
Agriculrural and Allied Sector
• The target for 2013-14 is to set up 600 hi-tech and mini units, produce 71.15 lakh tonnes of milk, 43000 lakh eggs and 13.80 lakh kg of wool with plan outlay of 125 crore rupees.
• 142 crore rupees is provided to the Haryana State Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (HSCARDB) to enable the sustenance of the long term cooperative structure. During the year 2013-14, it was intend to provide a sum of 107 crore for the same purpose.
Allocation for Education sector
• For encouraging brilliant students, stipend of 750 rupees under Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship for Excellence in Education Scheme is being given benefiting 12,000 students. Likewise monthly stipends to 7.47 lakh BPL/BCA students and 8.45 lakh SC students are being provided.
• During the financial year 2012-13, 45 crore of rupees is being spent to purchase dual desks and 100 crore are provided for 2013-14 to enable the department to replace and provide new furniture for students.
• Innovative 4 year integrated B.Sc./B.Com./ B.A.–cum-B.Ed. course is being started from the year 2013-14. A number of higher professional courses and research activities would be added on the completion of infrastructure.
• State Government is implementing two flagship national programmes, viz., Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan on a sharing pattern between the Centre and the State. Both these programmes, interalia, provide for various inputs for ensuring education of reasonable quality.
• 2491.83 crore rupees was allocated on Plan side for School Education during 2013-14 which is 50% higher than the allocation for the current financial year.
• 400 crore rupees was allocated for Higher Education sector for the next financial year which is 72% higher than the allocation of current financial year on plan side.
• National Institute of Design (NID), a premier institute of the Government of India, is being established in Umri (on NH-1) in District Kurukshetra. Land measuring 20.5 acre has been provided by the Gram Panchayat Umri for this institute of national importance.
• Extension Campus of IIT Delhi is being established at Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Kundli, and District Sonepat for which HUDA has allotted a site measuring 50 acres.
Sports and Youth Affairs
• The Government is constructing 227 Sports Stadia called Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Khel Parisar in different blocks of the State. Out of these, 158 such stadia have already been completed.
• The Government has implemented Fair Play Scholarship Scheme to provide equal opportunity in sports to those belonging to the weaker section of the society.
• The new Excise Policy, the amount assigned for promotion of sports has been increased from 0.50 rupeeto 1 rupee per bottle on the sale of country liquor, IMFL and Beer. This will mobilize an additional amount of 20 crore for the sector.
Women and Child Development
• The State has spent128 crore for the construction of 3147 Anganwadi buildings. The State has also augmented the resources for the construction of Anganwadi buildings by taking the NABARD assisted projects RIDF XVI and XVIIworth 164 crore for the construction of 1930 Anganwadi buildings.
• 891.99 crore rupees was allocated for this sector during 2013-14 which is 214.30 crore (32%) higher than the allocation for the current year. This includes 780.96 crore on Plan side and 111.03 crore on Non Plan side.
Social Justice and Empowerment
• Government has taken a series of effective steps to provide social security to the Aged, Widows, Destitute Women, Handicapped Persons, Eunuchs, Dwarfs, Persons belonging to Minority Communities and Families having only Girl Child.
• Under the existing scheme “Scholarship to Physically Handicapped Students”, scholarship is given to physically handicapped students of 400 rupees to 1000 rupees per month.
• Training and Research for Mentally Retarded Persons (SIRTAR) has been set up at Rohtak with an investment of 2.18 crore rupees.
Urban Local Bodies
• Various initiatives are being taken by the Department to improve the civic amenities in urban areas in the State
• The State Government had launched the Rajiv Gandhi Urban Development Mission (RGUDMH) for urban infrastructure development programme on a mission mode approach, in all the urban local bodies of the State.
• A total sum of 16.86 crore has been approved by Government of India for the State to make the 9 cities slum free (Gurgaon, Faridabad, Karnal, Panchkula, Rohtak, Panipat, Ambala, Yamunanagar and Hisar) under Rajiv Awas Yojana.
• During the year 2012-13, 1853 Kms. roads with an expenditure 1165.00 crore under various schemes have been repaired inspite of poor availability of aggregates due to ban on quarrying in Haryana.
• The Govt. of Haryana has approved following five roads stretches to be improved under PPP mode :—
Meerut-Sonepat upto Bahalagarh Chowk (Length 11.58 km).
Panipat-Sanoli road SH-16 (Length 18.31 km)
Kond-Munak-Salwan-Assandh road MDR 114 (Length 37.85km).
Palwal-Aligarh upto border (Length 15.41 km).
Karnal-Meerut Road (Length 15.40 km).
• The establishment of 2800 MW (4x700 MW) Nuclear Power Plantat village Gorakhpur in district Fatehabad has been approved.
• For up-gradation of the transmission network in the State, about ` 1800 crore is planned to be spent in the years 2012-13 and 2013-14.
• To assist the beleaguered Power Distribution Companies, the government has given its in-principle concurrence for joining the Government of India in its new Scheme titled as Scheme for Financial Restructuring of Distribution Power Utilities.
• A total of 5232.97 crore rupees was allocated for this sector during 2013-14. Which includes 965.09 crore on Plan side and ` 4267.88 crore on Non Plan side.