Etela Rajender Full Speech | Presentes Presents Tax-Free, Revenue Surplus Budget 2018
Telangana finance minister Etela Rajender has presented a tax-free, revenue surplus budget for 2018-19. The total budget size is Rs 1,74,453 crore with revenue expenditure for the current financial year pegged at Rs 1,25,464 crore. Giving top priority to agriculture, the finance minister has allocated Rs 12,000 crore for the ‘Rythu Lakshmi’ scheme that seeks to offer financial help of Rs 8,000 per year to each farmer. Rs 4000 per acre per season will be disbursed starting from this May. Budget has proposed a whopping Rs 12,000 crore for agriculture. Mechanisation, marketing and cold storages also received a big boost.