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Tuesday, 02 March 2021 1.24 AM IST

10 kilo rice for Rs 15, medicines to be delivered home, pravasi pension increased to Rs 3000


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Finance Minister Dr Thomas Isaac while presenting the budget said ten kilograms of rice will be given to 50 lakh blue and white card holders for Rs 15 per kilo. An Integrated Expatriate Employment Scheme for NRIs who have lost their jobs was announced and an amount of Rs 100 crore has been set apart for the project. An amount of Rs 30 crore has been announced for relief activities. Elderly taking medicines for lifestyle diseases will be delivered home.

  • Tax relief for vehicles operating in the field of palliative care
  • Kerala lottery prize money to be increased
  • Concessions on stamp duty and registration
  • Amendment in Money Lending Act
  • No other state lottery will be allowed
  • Will prevent lottery mafia
  • Flood cess will not continue
  • New offices to develop infrastructure of tax department
  • 5 crore for Transgenders’ Mazhavillu project
  • Rs 50 crore for conversion of KSRTC buses to CNG
  • Financial assistance to organizations including Kudumbasree for prevention of violence against women
  • KTDC Hotel with 100 rooms in Munnar. Profit for KSRTC
  • Pazhassi Tribal College will be started in Wayanad
  • Medical College in Wayanad
  • Policy will be formulated to create eco-friendly buildings
  • 250 crore for rooftop solar panels
  • Subsidy of Rs 25,000 to 30,000 to 10,000 e-autos
  • Use of e-vehicles to be encouraged
  • Council will be formulated in finance institutions of the state
  • Insurance cover for KSFE chitty
  • 159 crore for cooperative sector
  • Administrative sanction of Rs 7192 crore for flood reconstruction
  • Govt will bear half of the expenses of the construction of Sabari road. 2000 crore from KIIFB
  • Nine crore for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode light metros
  • Rs 31 crore for the welfare of backward classes in forward community
  • Transgrid project worth Rs 10,000 crore
  • Journalists' pension increased by Rs 1000
  • Press Club in capital city to accommodate women journalists
  • Rs 50 lakh for Soorya Festival
  • Will protect Sugathakumari's house in Aranmula
  • Five crore for memorial of M P Veerendra Kumar in Kozhikode
  • Raja Ravi Varma Square near Kilimanoor private bus stand
  • Four crore for Malayalam Mission
  • Cinema post production centre in Kadavanthra
  • Rs three core for promotion of women directors, Rs two crore for scheduled caste directors
  • Honorarium of school councillors increased to Rs 24,000
  • 33 crore for sports council
  • An increase of Rs 1000 in allowance of pre-primary ayahs
  • 150, 000 houses to be constructed via Life Mission
  • 1000 Haritha Samridhi wards
  • House for 52,000 scheduled castes
  • Neerthada projects to be expanded on Kattakada-Taliparamba model
  • 38 crore for homeopathy sector
  • 78 crore for Ayurveda sector
  • Nursing courses in Paripally and Manjeri Medical Colleges
  • 71 crore for regional cancer centre
  • Karunya health care scheme has been expanded
  • An increase of Rs 1000 in Asha workers allowance
  • Daily allowance for cooks has been increased by Rs 50
  • 120 crore for school infrastructure development
  • Coconut clusters owned by farmers
  • One crore fruit trees will be planted every year
  • Self-sufficiency in vegetables, milk and eggs within two years
  • Honorarium of all people's representatives increased by Rs 1000
  • 150 crore for Chithranjali development and other cultural centres
  • 635 crore for Neyyar-Aruvikkara drinking water
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