Telangana Govt. to Introduce More Welfare Schemes by Next Financial Year

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The State government of Telangana is going to bring more welfare schemes in addition to the existing schemes to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore in the budget proposal for 2017-18.

State Agriculture department, Horticulture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Women Welfare and Child Development, Endowments, Rural Development, Social Welfare and other departments looking after minority, SC and ST welfare are introducing the schemes.

Schemes such as pension for a single woman, financial assistance to weavers community and special development schemes for sheepherders, aqua farmers and other traditional occupants schemes are included in the schemes which will be brought into force in the next financial year.

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Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has taken the decision to introduce the new schemes in the recent meetings held with all the BC Federations, Weaver’s organizations, and communities engaged in the traditional occupations.

Officials of the State Finance department informed that the proposals for the new schemes forwarded by the respective departments were under active consideration. Nearly, 20 new schemes would be introduced in the budget proposals.

Chief Minister Rao will allocate the funds for the schemes in the final meetings beginning from 27th February. The district Collectors have been directed to furnish the details of the beneficiaries under each scheme in two days.

The funds for all new and old schemes would be earmarked in scheme expenditure of the budget proposals as the government gave up the practice of plan and non-plan allocation of funds.

An additional burden of Rs 3,000 crore would have to bear by the state exchequer in 2017-18 after the enforcement of the new schemes and the total expenditure to be spent on flagship welfare programs may increase to nearly Rs 35,000 crore.

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