TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017 17 for Group 1 and Group 2 Mains

TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017

Tamil Nadu Budget 2017

Tamil Nadu Finance minister D Jayakumar presented the Budget for 2017 in Tamil Nadu Assembly. This is the first budget for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E.Palaniswami.

Important highlights of Budget:
  • As per the current budget, the total revenue of Tamil Nadu is Rs 1,59,363 crore and the total expenditure is Rs 1,75,293 crore and the fiscal deficit is Rs 15,930 crore.
  • Ministry will set up two model residential schools at Javvadhu Hills along with hostel facilities for the benefit of tribal communities at a cost Rs 24 crore.
  • Kancheepuram will get the medical park at a cost of Rs 130 Crore.
  • Tamirabarani-Nambiyaaru river linking project gets Rs 300 crore.
  • Allocation of Rs 300 crore to Kudimaramathu project.
  • Allocation of Rs 250 crore to Athikadavu-Avinasi project.
  • Fishing harbour will be built in Mookaiyur in Ramanathapuram district
  • Infant mortality rate has come down to 19/1000 cases and Maternal Mortality rate by 67/1000 cases.Tamil Nadu also achieved the National goal.
  • MGNREGA work days has been increased from 100 to 150 days.

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