Rs. 22724.50 Cr growth-oriented budget tabled in Tripura assembly for 2021-22
By Our Correspondent, 19/03/2021, Agartala

With the beginning of five days long budget session of Tripura state assembly, the state finance minister also the state deputy chief minister Jishnu Dev Verma on Friday tabled Rs. 22724.50 crore growth-oriented budget for the Financial Year (FY) of 2021-22. Budget allocation for the FY has been increased to 118.09%. The proposed budget for the FY 2020-21 was Rs. 19244.15 crore.

Tabling the budget today Jishnu said that no new taxation has been proposed for the FY. He said that the state is reeling under the budget deficit of Rs. (-) 773.43 crore which shall be met up by better tax compliance and by austerity measures. However, the proposed budget estimated in the state tourism sector rested at Rs. 15.50 crore, BE in Information & Technology Sector is rested at Rs. 56.77 crore, in agriculture

And allied sector the budget estimated rested at Rs. 1250.47 crore, in health sector the BE is rested at Rs. 1443.47 crore and in the state education sector the BE is rested at Rs. 4152.62 crore for the FY of 2021-22.The five days long budget session of Tripura assembly began today with the customary speech of Governor Ramesh Bais where he has highlighted the development initiative of three years old BJP-IPFT government.

The Governor said that the state economy has got a massive boost over the year despite the Covid pandemic and the state domestic gross products has increased. The per capita income of the state has enhanced substantially over the last year.He said that the state government has initiated multiple projects for the development of the agriculture sector and to achieve the target of making farmers' income double by 2023.