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Tamil Nadu budget 2019-20: Here are the highlights

On Friday the deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O. Panneerselvam presented the State’s Budget for the Financial Year 2019-20 in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.

O. Panneerselvam
O. Panneerselvam | National News

Here is the few highlights of  Tamil Nadu budget:

Comprehensive Integrated Parking Management project to be implemented in Chennai at a cost of Rs.2,000 crore to accommodate two lakh four wheelers and two lakh two wheelers.

One Lakh Concrete houses will be built in the areas affected by Cyclone Gaja at a cost of Rs.1,700 Crore.

The Budget proposes an Arts and Science College in the name of former president A .P.J. Abdul Kalam in his home town of Rameswaram.

Rs. 2,681 crore allocated for extension of Chennai Metro Rail project.

3000 scooters will provided for differently-able persons.

Organic Certification Centers will be set up in all districts to promote Organic Farming

Government proposes to distribute 240 units of Navic, 160 units I sat-2 satellite phones and 160 units of Navtex instruments to 80 clusters of deep sea fishing boats.

Tamil Nadu Government has also proposed to purchase 2,000 electric buses.

Rs.5,269 crore has been allocated for producing electricity from effluents.

Rs. 12,563.83 crore allocated to Health and Family Welfare Department. An essential diagnostics list guaranteeing a set of diagnostic tests at each level of healthcare will be set up.

Tamil Nadu Health Systems Reforms Programme will be launched with World Bank’s support, to improve the access of poor and the disadvantaged to the government health facilities.

A comprehensive solid waste management project for the Greater Chennai Corporation has been prepared. Remediation and reclamation of Kodungaiyur and Perungudi landfills under PPP mode along with setting up of waste to energy plants is under consideration.

Rs. 55,399.75 crore and Rs. 29,627.11 crore are being provided for salaries and pensions respectively.

The government proposed solar power projects in Theni, Salem and Erode with a capacity of 250 MW. Amma Green Gramam, sustainable energy villages with mini rural renewable energy parks will be set up.

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