AMN / BHOPAL
The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh presented its maiden budget of around 2 lakh 33 thousand crore rupees without any new tax WEDNESDAY.
However, the State Government has already raised one rupee per litre each on petrol and diesel before the budget.
The government has proposed to allocate 132 crore rupees for the welfare of bovines and hiked grant to the State Waqf Board and Haj committee.
The budget, presented by Finance Minister Tarun Bhanot, also proposed a three-fold hike in the honorarium for the priests working in the registered temples.
The Minister said a budgetary allocation of 8,000 crore rupees has been made to waive remaining loans of the farmers in the state.
Besides, the grants for the Madhya Pradesh Waqf Board and the Haj committee have been hiked. More than 821 crore rupees has been earmarked for the OBC and Minorities Department, he added.