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Arunachal Budget tabled, total outlay at Rs 19,261 crore

Arunachal Budget tabled, total outlay at Rs 19,261 crore
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Monday presented the state Budget for the fiscal 2018-19, with a projected deficit of Rs 546 crore and a total outlay of Rs 19,261 crore.
The Budget put thrust on seven key areas including education, skill development, health, governance reforms, IT and infrastructure, he said.
"In the Budget, we are projecting a revenue receipt of Rs 17,590.30 crore and a capital receipt of Rs 1,671 crore...
Our share of central taxes has been pegged at a level of Rs 10,798.47 crore as per the Union Budget 2018-19," Mein, who also holds the finance portfolio, said.
The minister said the state Budget also focuses on agrarian economy and empowerment of farmers.
"The deputy commissioners have been given a huge responsibility for decentralised assistance to farmers. A large number of schemes have been launched to revitalise the agriculture and allied sectors, with a focus on agricultural entrepreneurship, farm credit, agriculture extension, marketing and providing quality planting materials," he said.
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