Kerala Budget 2016-17 by Sri Oommen Chandy – Highlights

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Kerala Chief Minister Sri Oommen Chandy presented the Kerala State Budget 2016-17 for the financial year 2016-17 in Kerala Assembly on 12th February 2016. This is the last budget of UDF government of its ruling period of 2011 – 16.

Kerala Budget 2016-17 Key Highlights

Srinarayana museum to be developed at Sivagiri
Free Ration for the BPL Families
Two LED Bulbs free to all the families in Kerala
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation to be introducing CNG buses in Kerala
New agriculture college to be started at Ambalavayal, Kumarakam and Chittoor
New underpasses to be build in Pattam and Peroorkada in Thiruvananthapuram city
Govt to take over Pariyaram Medical College in Kannur District

Important Financial allocations of the Kerala Budget 2016-17

Rs 4057.4 crore has been allocated for the development of rural development
Rs 2500 crore for PPP Porjects in the next financial year
Rs 2500 crore for Metro and Vizinjam Port Projects
Rs 1013.11 crore for health sector
RS 100 crore for new dam at Mullaperiyar
For the welfare of rubber farmers, Rs 500 crore allocated
Rs 522.97 crore for development of 1605 km state highways and district roads and second phase of KSTP
Rs 311.57 crore for 24 new schemes in tourism sector
Rs 231.45 crore for technical education sector.
Rs 100 crore for thrid phase of Sea port-airport road which will begin this year
Rs 452.87 crore for Information Technology sector
Token amount has been allocated for KnowledgeCity in Thiruvananthapuram.
Rs 35.59 crore for welfare of fishermen
Cyber Park will be set-up in Chengannur
Rs 7.4 crore for Energy Management Centre
State plans chain of business incubation centers
Rs 24.6 crore for Vizhinjam port project
Poonthura, Valiathura harbours has been allocated Rs 10 crore
Govt has been able to complete its promise of completing 100 bridges in 400 days
Rs 4.5 crore for ‘group farming’
2.9 crore for hi-tech agriculture.
Govt will implement annual projects worth Rs 24K crore
Allocation of Rs 5 crore for providing subsidy for Neera production to help coconut farmers
Govt will allot 20 per cent more funds for development projects
Rs 12 crore for young entrepreneurs through Angel Funding scheme
Rs 16 crore for Mega Food Park in Cherthala, Rs 2 crore for footwear park in Ramanattukara
Rs 8 crore for helping women entrepreneurs
Rs 25 crore for 1000 start-ups
Rs 10 crore for Chellanam fishing harbour
Azhikkal port to be developed into a major port, Rs 1 crore set aside
Sagaramala project for moving goods via ports
Rs 25 crore for improvement of state highways
Rs 5 crore to construct underpasses in Pattam and Peroorkkada
Two LED bulbs will be given to all homes in state for free.
Rs 210 crore for wildlife-forest department
Rs 1 crore allotted to set up agri- polyclinic
Feasibility study to set up elevated highway from Kasargod to Kovalam, on the western side of national waterways
Flyovers to be set up at major junctions on national highways
Seven vehicle testing centres to be started
Rs 7.6 crore for Technopark
KSRTC to get CNG buses
Rs 10 crore to build helipads to start helicopter services in state
Rs 40 crore for Sabarimala Master plan
Rs 15 crore for Western Ghats
Rs 130 crore for ‘Kudumbasree’ project
Rs 110.54 crore has been allocated for the development of MSMEs, business incubators and start-ups
Welfare pension of farmers increased to Rs 750
Rs 43.28 crore allocated for ANERT
Energy Management Centre allocated with Rs 7.45 crore
Rs 5 crore for ‘one aquarium in every home’ project
Jackfruit-based industry at Koothuparamba in Kannur district
Raw coconut will be procured at Rs 25 per Kg
Rs 74.3 crore allocated for organic farming
Rs 27 crore for rice farming, Rs 35 crore for coconut farming
Rs 10 crore to build helipads to start helicopter services in state
Preference for Nilambur-Nanjangud rail line
Rs 7.5 crore for Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Tourism projects worth Rs 300 crore to be implemented in 2016-2017
Kattappana green tourism project to be implemened
Rs 59.35 crore for Regional Cancer Centre
Project for students taking education loans with help of banks. Rs 200 crore set aside for the purpose
Rs 14 crore to develop 100 schools to global standards
Rs 10 crore set aside for Air Kerala
Rs 12 crore for construction of buildings in higher secondary schools
Rs 12 crore for developing 10 colleges into centres of excellence
Kovalam Jalapatha has been allocated Rs 50 lakh
Rs 25 crore allocated for InfoCity at Pala, Kottayam
Govt, aided colleges that have completed 100 years will allotted one more course
Maharajas College to become first digital college in state
Rs 18.35 crore for development of zoos and museums
Sree Narayana Museum to come up at Sivagiri. Rs 3 crore set aside for this
Rs 1 crore for heritage museum to come up in Malappuram
Rs 4 crore for Film Development Corporation
Rs 10 crore to set up synthetic track in Idukki, Wayanad, Malappuram, Kasargod districts
Bamboo technology centre to come up in Thiruvananthapuram.
Rs 231.45 crore for technical education sector.
Rs 18.3 crore for hospitals for women and kids.
Rs 30 crore for Kuthiravattom Mental Hospital.
Rs 20 crore for cancer centre in Kochi.
Nursing College to be set up in Harippad.
Cancer units in Medical Colleges to be developed.
Rs 33 crore for Ayurveda Medical Colleges.
Govt to take over Pariyaram Medical College.
Rs 100 crore set aside for Pariyaram Medical College.
Rs 19.81 crore for homoeo education.
Houses under Laksham Veed project to be renovated using 50 per cent of petrol-diesel cess.
Rs 5 crore to construct Kannur Civil Station annexe.
Rs 25 crore for a single building for sitting of all commissions.
Rs 25 crore for waste management authority to be formed.
Rs 509.43 crore for labour sector.
Rs 16 crore to provide jobs for widows, unwed mothers, and destitute women.
Project for beedi workers; a portion from beedi tax to be set aside.
Rs 28 crore for NORKA.
Rs 39 crore for Fire Force
Fire station to come up at Valanchery, Malappuram
Insurance scheme for pensioners.
Rs 13.5 crore for development of STs
Rs 456.97 crore for SC development.
Cancer patients belonging to SCs to get free treatment.
Rs 50 crore for assistance for marriage of women belonging to SCs.
Rs 50 crore for revamp of 200 agaraharas.
Operation Anantha to be implemented in all districts
Kerala Public Service Delivery Incubator to be set up
Rs 10 crore for encouraging dialysis centres
Insulin fund for children suffering from diabetes
Free laptops for visually challenged students of professional colleges
New scheme called Kanivu for destitues and mentally ill; Rs 100 crore set aside
Old age pension hiked to Rs 1500 from Rs 1000
Rs 34.82 crore for assistance for parents of kids suffering from autism, cerebral plasy
Rs 18 crore for Snehapoorvam project for orphaned children
Rs 10 crore for endosulfan victims
Rs 32 crore for Ashakiranam Scheme
Rs 10 crore for Thantedom Gender Park
Special health clinics to be set up in 205 schools
Rs 31 crore for building houses for divorced women and widows belonging to minorities
Rs 7.65 crore for women’s development corporation
Rs 6 crore for No Landless People project
Rs 20 crore for modernisation of police force
Rs 10 crore to improve public distribution system
All BPL families to get rice from ration shops for free.
Food products from jails excluded from tax
No tax for cleaning liquid used to wash vegetables
VAT given by handloom cooperative groups to be reimbursed
No VAT for life saving drugs sold through Karunya stores 11:41 Canes used by visuall
Canes used by visually challenged excluded from tax
5% surcharge for plastic bottled drinks
All excluded from Agricultural Income Tax

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