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West Bengal dues from Centre more than Rs 50,000 crore: Amit Mitra

State FM presents Budget of Rs 2.55 trillion, up about 7.5 per cent over last year

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Amit Mitra | West Bengal Budget | West Bengal government

Namrata Acharya  |  Kolkata 

West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra today said that the Centre has held back more than Rs 50,000 crore in dues to the state. Speaking at a press meet after presenting the state budget for 2020-21, Mitra said that in terms of devolution of taxes in the recent Union Budget, West Bengal has been denied close to Rs 11,200 crore in 2019-20.

Further, in terms of grants, the state has been denied nearly Rs 37,973 crore. This apart, close to Rs 1,300 crore GST compensation is due in the present month alone to the state. In total, West Bengal is being denied about Rs 50,486 crore by the ...

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First Published: Mon, February 10 2020. 18:26 IST
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