Bhagwant Mann government will present its first budget on June 27
New Delhi: The AAP government will present its first budget on June 27, a decision was taken in the cabinet meeting held here on Tuesday.
Under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the cabinet also approved to convene the budget session of the Legislative Assembly from June 24 to 30.
“Congratulations to all Punjabis! The budget prepared with the suggestions of common people will be presented for the first time in the history of Punjab.
Though the session will last for seven days (including Saturday and Sunday), the government is planning to hold double sessions on all days including Saturday. Only one day – Sunday – will be a day off for the MLAs.
Audit reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India for 2018-19 and 2019-20 and Financial and Appropriation Accounts for 2019-20 and 2020-21 will also be presented during the session.
The first budget session was planned to begin in the second week of June. However, in view of the Sangrur Lok Sabha by-election to be held on June 23, it has been postponed till June 24.
With CM’s Assembly Constituency, Finance Minister Harpal Cheema and Education Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hair come to Sangrur Parliamentary Constituency, they will be busy campaigning there.
Among other important decisions, the cabinet approved MSP on Moong by Markfed. The price has been fixed at Rs 7,275 per quintal. The State Government will provide Viability Gap Funding of about Rs 66.56 crore to Markfed at the rate of Rs 1,875 per quintal.
This year, “moong” is being sown in about 95,000 acres, with an estimated yield of five quintals per acre.
This will help in sowing of short duration varieties of paddy, which is expected to save 10 to 20 per cent groundwater. Farmers have started bringing moong to grain markets and about 900 quintals have been procured.
The cabinet also approved the Punjab Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2022 by amending section 7 of the Punjab Rural Development Act, 1987. With this, the Rural Development Fund (RDF) will be spent on the construction or repair of link roads for food grains. Market and street lights. In addition, RDF will be used for construction of new mandis and development of old mandis.