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West Bengal Budget: A rural thrust with focus on social schemes

Among the major departments, the allocation for panchayats and rural development is one of the highest at Rs 26,603.51 crore

Mamata Banerjee
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West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee

Ishita Ayan Dutt Kolkata
Ahead of the panchayat polls, the Mamata Banerjee government presented a Rs 3.39-trillion state Budget on Wednesday, focusing on social development schemes, agriculture and rural development.

A long-standing demand, the government also proposed to hike dearness allowance (DA) for state government employees by 3 per cent.

While presenting the Budget, West Bengal finance minister Chandrima Bhattacharya said, “In spite of a severe impact of the pandemic and various natural calamities in the last two years, our state has maintained a steady growth.”

“While the Indian economy is expected to grow at 6.95 per cent in the current fiscal year, West

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First Published: Feb 15 2023 | 10:05 PM IST

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