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Telangana State Budget 2016-17

The Telangana State Budget for the financial year 2016-17 is the third budget for the Telangana State. It was presented by Minister of Finance Etela Rajender for the third consecutive year. The Budget was presented on March 14, 2016 to the Telangana Legislature.

Budget in brief

  • Rs. 1.3 lakh crore budget for Telangana
  • Rs. 30,000 crore more over 2015-16
  • Rs. 67,630 crore Plan expenditure
  • Rs. 62,785 crore Non-plan amount
  • Rs. 967 crore proposed towards promotion of industries in 2016-17
  • Substantial amount is being allocated to social sector. Spending on welfare schemes is estimated to be close to Rs. 21,000 crore
    • Rs. 7,122 crore is allocated for SC Welfare
    • Rs. 3,752 crore is allocated for Tribal Welfare
    • Rs. 2,538 crore is allocated for BC Welfare
    • Rs. 1,204 crore is allocated for Minority Welfare
    • Rs. 150 crore for Shadi Mubarak scheme
    • Rs. 4,693 crore for Asara pension scheme
    • Rs. 1,553 crore for allocations for welfare of women, children and disabled
    • Rs. 738 crore for Kalyana Lakshmi scheme
    • Rs. 100 crore for Brahmin Welfare
  • Kalyana Lakshmi scheme expanded to BCs and all BPL families
  • Four new multi-speciality hospitals proposed to be developed in Hyderabad
    • One lakh two-bedroom houses in GHMC area to be constructed
  • New buildings proposed to be taken-up in 2016-17 are:
    • Secretariat complex
    • new building for Legislative Assembly
    • a new international convention centre
    • CM's camp office
    • residential buildings for officers
    • additional buildings at Raj Bhavan
    • Telangana Kala Bharati
  • Rs. 225 crore allotted for proposed citywide CCTV surveillance system in Hyderabad
  • Rs. 140 crore for construction of a modern integrated command control centre and city police headquarters with twin towers
  • Rs. 223 crore for strengthening fire services department in Hyderabad
  • 63 new fire stations at a cost of Rs. 64 crore in 22 Assembly constituencies

The Plan expenditure for the 2016-17 financial year is more than the non-plan amount unlike the budget in the previous years. The Rs. 30,000 crore budget is Rs. 5,000 crore less than that of Andhra Pradesh.

Irrigation sector schemes such as Mission Bhagiratha and double bed room houses are the core components of the budget but substantial allocations were also made for power, agriculture, health, education, welfare, social security pensions, roads and buildings, urban development and law and order.

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