Assam Budget 2020-21 | LIVE

Assam Budget 2020-21 | LIVE

All-electric vehicles registered in the name of women will be exempted from the registration fees.Three-year Agricultural Income Tax holiday for Tea Industry.We will decrease the taxes on Petrol and Diesel by 50 Paisa.: FM

The policy will also provide responsibility to the State Govt to restore the adverse effect on academic support to the student due to transfer of teachers violating the PTR norms prescribed in the Right to Education Act, 2009 & other relevant rules & norms.: Himanta

The gap funding from the State Budget will be used for procuring the cement concrete paver blocks and other materials. We propose to provide Rs 20 Lakh per kilometer as gap funding in Budget 2020-21.: Himanta

~Asom Adarsha Gram Yojana~ With an objective of ensuring last mile delivery and holistic development of our villages, we are implementing the Asom Adarsha Gram Yojana in each of the 126 assembly constituencies by identifying 2 villages per constituency.: FM

Our government will provide free sanitary napkins to girls studying in Classes 6 to 12 in government and government-aided schools. Each girl will be provided with 18 beltless sanitary napkins per month.: HBS

Seven new Government Colleges, Borkhola in Cachar, Deaithor in Karbi Anglong, Kakopathar in Tinsukia, Katlicherra in Hailakandi, Lahorighat in Morigaon, Samaguri in Nagaon and Majer Alga in South Salmara, will be made functional.: HBS

A new University will be set up under the name and style Sati Sadhoni Rayjik Vishwavidyalaya in Golaghat District. Two new medical colleges in Sonari and Biswanath Chariali & a new Ayurvedic College at Dudhnoi, Goalpara will be set up.: Himanta

As a gesture of respect towards tribal cultures, we allocate a fund of Rs 50 Crore for strengthening these cultural traditions & beliefs by creating an institutional structure. The initiative will create a surge of positive energy among all.: Himanta Biswa Sarma

We propose to undertake all-round inclusive development of sports and make sports a way of life for the people of this State by implementing the scheme – Grassroot Olympics for All Ages.: Himanta

Under this scheme, sports-tournaments shall be held at Panchayat, Block, District and State levels for all age groups from 10 to 60 years, in Olympic disciplines.: Himanta Biswa

To encourage sports persons who succeed in winning in Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, I propose to bring in a policy to designate such high achievers, as Grade-I officers of the state government.: Himanta

Our government is pleased to announce Ms Hima Das, our own 'Dhing Express', as the first recipient of this policy. She will be offered the position of Deputy Superintendent of Police.: FM

# Min guarantee to poorest for nutrition & health # Annually Rs 10000 to 27 lakh poor households through DBT # Rs 400 for medicines & Rs 430 for pulses, sugar, fruits & vegetables # Transfer of money directly to primary care-takers of households i.e. women: Himanta Biswa

~Assamese~ We're going to bring in a legislation to make the teaching of Assamese as a compulsory subject in all English & other medium schools up to Class X. Education Department will bring the necessary bill during the current budget session to this effect.: FM

The proposed law will not apply for Barak Valley, Bodo inhabited areas and two hill districts administered by the sixth scheduled councils.: FM

In addition to that, we propose to bring a law so that studying Assamese or any one of the regional languages as one of the subjects in school shall become a mandatory condition for securing a government job.: Himanta Biswa

All Divyang employees of the State Government will be given a Puja Bonus of Rs 2,000 in addition to their monthly salary.: Himanta Biswa

Divyangjan # All treatments for Divyangjan at all Govt Hospitals to be made free.# For all properties registered in name of Divyang children, there will be a 100% waiver on reg fees.# Any vehicle registered in name of a Divyang will be eligible for a waiver of 50% of reg fee:FM

We are going to bring in a legislation to make the teaching of Assamese as a compulsory subject in all English and other medium schools up to Class X. Education Department will bring the necessary bill during the current budget session to this effect.: Himanta Biswa Sarma

The proposed law will not apply for Barak Valley, Bodo inhabited areas and two hill districts administered by the sixth scheduled councils.: Himanta

A State Capital Region has been established encompassing Guwahati and its neighbouring areas. In this regard, Assam State Capital Region Development Authority (ASCRDA) has been established to transform Guwahati into a vibrant and sustainable metropolis.: Himanta Biswa

Respecting rights of the indigenous people, exclusion of the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) areas from the purview of the ASCRDA Act, 2017 is proposed. Guwahati Development Department will bring necessary amendments to the legislation in this regard.: Himanta

~Award of Grants to Tribal Communities~ In FY2020-21, we propose to create an Autonomous Council for the Koch Rajbongshi community, residing in undivided Goalpara District excluding BTAD and Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council areas, in the name of 'Kamatapur Autonomous Council'.FM

GoA will provide a fund of Rs 500 Crore as Special package for Moran, Mattak, Chutia & Ahom communities at Rs 125 Crore for each of the communities for preservation of ancient historical monuments, promotion & preservation of their indigenous culture & infrastructure development.: Himanta

A historic Memorandum of Settlement was signed on 27th January, 2020 among all the factions of NDFB, ABSU, UBPO, Government of India and Government of Assam to usher in an era of permanent peace in the Bodo inhabited areas.: Himanta Biswa

The Bodo Accord has assured safeguards and commitments on various socio-economic, educational and cultural institutions for the people. Certain commitments on this front have also been made by the State Government in the Accord.: Himanta

The State Government, in consultation with the GoI, will draw a detailed roadmap for complete implementation of the provisions of the Bodo Accord, including setting up of commission for the inclusion and exclusion of revenue villages from Bodoland Territorial Region.: FM

Min guarantee to poorest for nutrition & health # Annually Rs 10000 to 27 lakh poor households through DBT # Rs 400 for medicines & Rs 430 for pulses, sugar, and fruits & vegetables # Transfer of money directly to the primary care-takers of households i.e. women: Himanta

Amount: Rs. 350 Crore # School infrastructure up-gradation at Rs.25 Lakh per School for 200 Elementary Schools on pilot basis # Upgradation to be completed by October 2020: FM

Amount: Rs. 150 Crore # Development of entrepreneurial mindset in youth for a Resurgent Assam # Intro of 'Entrepreneurship' as a curricular subject from Class XI onwards # 'Nano-entrepreneurship Grant' as Seed Capital for real-life projects: Himanta

~ Asom Darshan ~ # Devt of tourist spots & religious places of all faiths # Rs 10 lakh transferred for infra devt to 915 religious instn # Rs 2 Lakh Annuity Grant for each Devalaya in 2020-21 # Rs 2.5 Lakh to 8000 Namghars for infra # Rs 614 cr for road connectivity improvement: Himanta

~ Bhraman Sarathi ~ Amount: Rs 158 Crore # Free and dedicated bus services for women and senior citizens in Guwahati # Pink buses in busiest routes will provide safe and comfortable rides # Free ride in ASTC for youth appearing in examination / interviews: FM

~ Assam Cancer Care Foundation ~ Amount: Rs 500 Crore #3 tier Cancer Care Grid #State contributed Rs. 550 Crore and Rs. 250 Crore by Tata Trusts so far #Construction in progress in 8 districts, Phase 1 within 2020-21 #Unified Technology Platform; 34,544 detections in 3 years: FM

Under Pragyan Bharati scheme One time Education Loan Subsidy of Rs 50000 & Scooties to 20000 top ranked female students in Class 12th will also be given.: Himanta Biswa

Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Asoni was launched on 1st April, 2018 with the objective of empowering State's women SHGs with an initial budget of Rs 250 Crore. The scheme provides for a Revolving Fund of Rs 25K to each SHGs in intensive blocks & Rs.10K in non intensive blocks.: Himanta

Having received the financial grants of Rs 25000 and Rs 10000 under Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Asoni, many rural SHGs run by women have taken up various livelihood initiatives both in the Farm and Non-Farm Sector.: Himanta Biswa

We will provide scooties to all Jeevika Sakhis of Assam along with a monthly travelling allowance of Rs 500. This will be in addition to their monthly remuneration. cumulatively, a sum of Rs 650 Crore will be spent on these highly successful schemes.: FM

In Budget 2019-20, we had introduced two schemes namely 'Immediate Family Assistance to Widows' and 'Indira Miri Universal Widow Pension'. The 'Family Assistance to Widows' provides for a one time grant of Rs.25,000 and the 'Widow Pension' provides Rs.250 per month to widows.:FM

Aidon Handique Samman Asoni- a new scheme to provide a universal allowance of Rs.250 per month to each unmarried / divorced / separated single woman in the State above the age of 40 years.: Himanta

For all these important Comprehensive Social Security Schemes, a consolidated sum of Rs. 505 Crore is allocated under the Panchayat & Rural Development Department.: Himanta Biswa

Our Government launched the scheme Arundhati last year. Under the ''Arundhati Gold Scheme'', a financial assistance of Rs. 30,000 is being provided to the newly married girls for purchasing gold for her marriage as financial security and to start a new life.: Himanta

The applications for Arundhati Gold Scheme and the registration of marriage under Special Marriages Act, 1954 can be done on the same day through a web based application which is already in place.: FM

The financial assistance under 'Arundhati' will be enhanced to Rs. 40,000. A sum of Rs.150 Crore has been allocated for this scheme in Budget 2020-21.: FM

14,000 youths to get Rs. 25,000 each for starting entrepreneurial activities; additional 20,000 youths to get the same benefits in FY 20-21# Smartphones for approx. 4000 Tea Garden Sardars# Government to facilitate gratuity payment of approx. Rs. 50,000 to Tea workers: FM

Welfare Schemes for Tea Tribes & Adivasi Wage compensation for pregnant women • Wage compensation expanded from existing 6 months 9 months • Comp increased to Rs 18,000 to be paid in 6 inst • Will support pre-natal and post-natal health checkups & provide nutritional security.: FM

Ashtadash Mukutar Unnoyonee Mala (18 flagship schemes): 5. Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela Amount: Rs. 225 Cr 'Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela' launched in 2018 has played a strong role in incentivizing & strengthening efforts of financial inclusion of the tea tribe community.: FM

The applications for Arundhati Gold Scheme and the registration of marriage under the Special Marriages Act, 1954 can be done on the same day through a web-based application which is already in place.: Himanta

The financial assistance under 'Arundhati' will be enhanced to Rs 40,000. A sum of Rs 150 Crore has been allocated for this scheme in Budget 2020-21.: FM

During Financial Year 2018-19, our Government has transferred Rs 5000 through Direct Benefit Transfer to 7,21,485 bank accounts of Tea Garden workers across 752 Tea Gardens spread over 26 districts of Assam, in 2 equal installments of Rs. 2500 each.: Himanta Biswa

We will release the third tranche of Rs. 3000 to 7,21,485 bank accounts to strengthen our efforts to enhance financial inclusion in the Tea Garden areas. Rs. 220 Crore in the Budget 2020-21 is allocated for the Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar.: FM

'Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela' launched in 2018 has played a strong role in incentivizing & strengthening the efforts of financial inclusion of the tea tribe community. It was an attempt to address the issues of 'weekly cash cycle' that the Tea Garden workers are trapped into.: FM

A sum of Rs 1000 Crore will be allocated for 'Swami Vivekananda Youth Empowerment Yojana' which will enable our youth to get actively engaged in various economic activities without leaving their native places.: FM

We would like to propose a scheme to provide free electricity to all households whose monthly electricity consumption is up to 30 units, considered sufficient to support basic electricity consumption needs of a household, like light bulbs, etc.: Himanta

Currently, 14 Lakh families consume electricity up to 30 units monthly and this initiative will immediately benefit families belonging to the bottom of the pyramid including tea garden workers, families living below poverty line and our SC-ST population.: Himanta Biswa

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) is on the verge of recommending an increase in tariff which will burden consumers greatly. Government will provide Rs. 400 Crore to APDCL for providing tariff relief to the general public. Re 650 cr for this.: Himanta Biswa

Last year, we had promised that 4 kg of free sugar will be provided to each of our tea garden families. The process of procurement and tendering is now complete and we are in the process of implementing this component of the #ANNA Yojana as well.: Himanta Biswa

#ANNA Yojana – This is to ensure our commitment to a minimum nutritional security for our citizens is steadfast. A total amount of Rs. 498 Crore has been allocated for this initiative for 2020-21.: Himanta

We would like to propose that free rice will now be provided to all the beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act. This gesture of the Government will immediately benefit an additional 53 Lakh families: FM

Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) is one of the most important Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) in the country today. Assam has an emotional connect with this PSU, for, it has its origin in the tenets of the Assam Accord: Himanta

The idea behind increasing our stake is to ensure that NRL remains a public sector undertaking in the long term and becomes an engine for growth for the State, especially given its plan to expand to 9 Million Metric Tonne Per Annum (MMTPA) from the present 3 MMTPA capacity: Himanta Biswa

The 18 Flagship Schemes which are better known as the "Ashtadash Mukutor Unnoyonee Maala" have laid the foundation for not just growth and development but also equity and justice for the people of Assam since 2016: Himanta.

We have decided to acquire 13.65% additional stake. Accordingly, a sum of Rs.1500 Crore in this Budget 2020-21 has been allocated for the extra stake in Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL): FM

Under PM-KISAN, 27 Lakh farmers have reached 3 tranches of cash transfer from the Government of India, amounting to Rs.1609 Crore. We've also transferred Rs 5000 each to 5 Lakh farmers, totaling Rs 250 Crore under the Mukhya Mantri Krishi Sa Sajuli Yojana: FM.

To enable our farmers to continue deriving the benefits of the Kisan Credit Card, we have contributed Rs. 10,000 per beneficiary for renewal of KCC, thereby bringing back a total of 67,452 farmers in the KCC benefits net: Finance Minister.

We have provided a subsidy of 25% for prompt repayment of agricultural loans under the Assam Farmers' Credit Subsidy Scheme of 2018, up to a limit of Rs. 25000 to 1,15,302 farmers till December 2019: Himanta

The number of BPL girls receiving free bicycles has increased over tenfold, from 16,977 in 2015-16 to 2,17,017 in 2019-20. Through sincere initiatives like these, we have been able to bring down school dropout rate at Class IX level from 13.6% in 2015-16 to just 1.3% in 2019-20: Himanta Biswa Sarma.

1.34 Crore free textbooks have been distributed to more than 13 Lakh students studying in Classes IX to XII. Secondly, we have also waived off the admission and tuition fees for 1,16,191 students coming from the economically weaker sections of the society: FM

Under AAA and PMJAY, 81370 cases and 103184 cases have been treated respectively saving precious lives of the economically weaker segments of our population and preventing these families from financial penury: Himanta.

In Assam, 53,510 households had tap water connections. We worked hard and have now nearly tripled the figures. Today, 1.41 Lakh households have been provided a functional tap water connection. In the same vein, 32.66 Lakh households have access to toilets, up from a figure of 6.09 Lakh: FM

From constructing houses at a rate of 196 in 2015-16, the state jumped to an average run rate of 397 houses per day in 2018-19 under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Rural). During the last 4 years, nearly 5.19 Lakh houses have been constructed under the PMAY (Rural).

The total number of telecom subscribers grew from 1.7 Cr in 2015 to 2.3 Crore in 2019. From 54 Lakh internet subscribers in 2015, today the population accessing the internet has risen to 1.15 Cr.

335 bridges have been converted to RCC till date and 220 new bridges have been built during the last four years: Himanta.

The Finance Minister said that today, a mother can send her daughter to a college, miles away because there is a road; a son can ensure his father gets emergency treatment because a bridge connecting his village to the nearest hospital is in place. These are stories of hope & development that make our job worthwhile.

The Members of the House, as well as any other reader who wields this document, can scan the QR codes placed at appropriate places in this Budget Speech using smartphones to witness how small reformative steps of our Govt have made a large impact in the life of the common man: Himanta Biswa Sarma

A quick snapshot of transformation brought about in the physical infrastructure of Assam. But then, as they say, 'seeing is believing'. So, we have tried to push the boundaries of e-Budget, a level further by introducing the QR Code feature in the Budget Speech: Himanta Biswa Sarma

We have increased total expenditure by nearly Rs 30,000 Cr over last 3 years which has a multiplier effect on the economy.: Himanta Biswa

A herculean effort on improving our parameters on critical Health indices
A holistic approach to urban & rural development. An emphasis on cultural and social renaissance of our communities: Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The source of inspiration for this has been consistently drawn from Pandit Deen Dayal Updhay's concept of Integral Humanism and the truism of Swami Vivekananda's clarion call of man making and nation building.: Himanta Biswa Sarma.

First Budget in 2016 was aimed at outlining policies and frameworks of governance of our Government. We spoke of the four pillars – Personal Integrity, Political Inclusivity, Governance Legitimacy and People Participation.: Himanta

"Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas" a mantra by PM Narendra Modi
has been our abiding mantra of governance. The clarion call given by CM Sarbananda Sonowal for making Assam "Videshi Mukt, Durneeti Mukt, Santrashvad Mukt, and Pradushan Mukt" is also closer to reality.: Finance Minister.

This unique achievement has been made possible only because of the faith reposed in me by CM Sarbananda Sonowal and by the people of Assam: Himanta

I am the first full-time Finance Minister of Assam, after its bifurcation in 1972, to present the Budget for five consecutive years: Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

After the Assam Budget was allegedly leaked online, Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has asked the people to avoid speculation. Taking to Twitter, he stated that taxation proposals will be decided in the cabinet meeting ahead of presenting the Budget in the Assembly.

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