Mohan Yadav Govt presents Rs 1,45,229 crore Interim Budget
   Date :13-Feb-2024

Mohan Yadav Govt 
Senior Special
Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister, Jagdish Devda presented an interim budget (vote-on-account) for FY 2024-25 of approximately Rs 1,45,229 crore in the Assembly on Monday. This is the first (interim) budget of Dr Mohan Yadav government. State Finance Minister Devda has said that the Government’s focus is on PM Modi’s guarantee and to transform Madhya Pradesh in to a developed state. The first interim budget of CM Mohan Yadav is only for four months (1st April to 31st July) to meet/manage its expenditure in various schemes. Keeping in view the requirement of funds for expenditure on payment of salary, pension, interest payment, repayment of principal, relief and other on-going scheme and programmes, the Vote on Account is tabled. There are no new fresh proposals in the budget. The Finance Minister said that the State Government is committed to deliver on the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Guarantees.
The Finance Minister said that the State Government is committed to deliver on the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his guarantees. The Finance Minister said that we will bring the full budget in the month of July. The fiscal budget (full budget) of the state for FY 2024-25 is estimated to be approx. 3 lakh 48 thousand nine hundred and eighty-six crore. Leader of Opposition Umang Singhar said, “we do not believe in Modi ki Guarantee’ slogans. He raised the issue of domestic cylinder price hike an MSP, saying “Why the gas cylinder prices are skyrocketing and have not been brought down to Rs 450/ per cylinder as promised by them, why the MSP on food grains has not been increased ?” Singhar also alleged that that the BJP government was partisan in issuing income tax notices to Congress leaders only. The Government has allocated funds for various developmental works especially to strengthen the road network. There are provisions of funds for old projects. While main opposition party, Congress has alleged that if the government has not been able to spend last year's budget, then why is it taking a new loan. Finance Minister Jagdish Devda has said that Government is working on Modi’s guarantee. We are not coming up with any new plan. All sections will be taken care of in the interim budget.
Of the total Rs 1,45,229 crore provision, approximately Rs 9,360 crore has been allocated for women and child development, Rs 1,240 crore for Higher Education Department, Rs 4,228 crore for Panchayat Department and allocation for Public Relations Department is Rs 289 crore, Rural Development is Rs 5,100 crore, Urban Development is Rs 4,654 crore, Transport is Rs 62 crore, Health Department is Rs 5,417 crore, Medical Education Rs 1,228 crore, co-operation Rs 443 crore, energy Rs 4,059 crore estimated. Discussion on Governor’s address was held on Monday in the Assembly. Chief Minister Mohan Yadav proposed motion of thanks to Governor’s speech. Discussion on interim budget will be held on Tuesday.