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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot presents State Budget for the year 2021-22 

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Rajasthan govt presents first paperless budgetOn February 24, 2021, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who holds the Finance Portfolio presented the state’s 1st Paperless Budget. Rajasthan is the 2nd State after Uttar Pradesh to table a paperless budget.

Fiscal Indicators

  • Revenue Expenditure –  INR 1, 89, 701.80 Crore
  • Revenue Deficit – INR 41, 721.61 Crore
  • Estimated Revenue Deficit –  INR 23, 750.04 Crore in FY 2021-22
  • Estimated Fiscal Deficit – INR 47, 652.77 Crore which is 3.98% of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) in FY 2021-22

Major Announcements

  • A New Universal Health Care scheme worth INR 3, 500 Crore was announced, under the scheme every family in the state will get medical insurance benefit of up to INR 5 Lakh.
  • Launch of Indira Gandhi Urban Credit Card Scheme for self-employment & employment needs of street vendors of urban areas & youth and unemployed people of all areas. An Interest free loan of up to INR 50, 000 will be provided to 5 lakh needy people.
  • Announcement of Jeevan Rakshak Yojana, under which a prize of INR 5, 000 & citation will be given to good citizens who save lives in road accidents.
  • Increase in unemployment allowance to eligible youth by INR 1, 000 under the Chief Minister Youth Sambal Yojana.

Other key allocations – Sector wise

Medical & Health

  • Nursing colleges to be built at 25 district headquarters


  • Around 1, 200 Mahatma Gandhi Government Schools to be constructed in Villages with a population of 5, 000 in the next 2 years.
  • A Fintech Digital University to be constructed at Jodhpur.


  • Announcement of Major Dhyan Chand Stadium Scheme under which each block in the state will have its own stadium
  • INR 30 Crore has been allocated for organizing sports like Kabaddi, Volleyball, Cricket & Hockey at gram panchayat, block & state-level.


  • The CM also announced a new Energy Policy 2021-50.
  • Green Corridor of 6.3 Gigawatts by Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd. (RVPN)

Forest & Environment

  • Development of Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur as Wetland Birds Habitat Conservation Centre.
  • Wildlife Management Training Centre at Talchapar Sanctuary, Churu

Special Package for COVID Management

During the budget, CM Gehlot announced a Special Package for COVID Management under which

  • INR 2000 each to be provided to 33 Lakh Destitute families
  • INR 50 Crore interest subsidy to 10, 000 entrepreneurs
  • INR 5 Lakh as seed money to start-ups
  • INR 470 Crore for Back to School programme, free uniform & textbooks
  • 200 days of employment to Shahariya, Kathodi & specially-abled labourers.

Ghar Ghar Aushadi Yojana

He also announced the launch of ‘Ghar Ghar Aushadi Yojana’ for encouraging the use of herbs like tulsi & giloy in every household.

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