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Arunachal Pradesh:Budget to Focus on Employment & Skill Development

Chumthang News Service,
Imphal/13th July/2015: Arunachal Pradesh CM Nabam Tuki said the state budget to be tabled in the Assembly on July 15 next, is going to be a path breaking one with main thrust on employment generation and skill development for the unemployed youths. “The state government will give special emphasis on employment generation during the year which will be known as ‘year of employment and skill development,” Mr Tuki said.
He said maximum departments, particularly the economic services, industry and tourism, would create self employment schemes for the youth during the year, besides subsidised schemes for the unemployed engineers for establishing local manufacturing units and industries. The Chief Minister, who also holds the state’s finance portfolio, would place the budget after the NITI Aayog agreed and asked the state to go for a tentative budget of around Rs. 10,200 crore for the financial year.

“But the financial allocation will not be less than Rs. 12,000 crore this year,” Mr Tuki said. He said priority in the social sector, specially education and health, would be also another major thrust area in the budget alonwith infrastructure development projects. The NITI Aayog last month lauded Arunachal Pradesh as one of the best performing states in the country on fiscal management with Aayog CEO Shindhushree Khullar appreciating various fiscal consolidation measures taken by the state government to maintain fiscal discipline in the state amid severe financial constraints.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had called on NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya and CEO Khullar at Yojana Bhavan in New Delhi on June 12 last and discussed various issues pertaining the state budget and share of budgetary allocations from the Centre.

Source: N.E.T

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