Maharashtra Govt Presents Interim Budget For 2024-25


Maharashtra DCM Ajit Pawar, who holds finance and planning departments, presented an interim budget for 2024-25 without revising existing taxes or introducing new ones with a estimated revenue deficit of Rs 9734 crore and fiscal deficit of Rs 99,288 crore.

Pawar has made a provision of Rs 6.52 lakh crore for the total expenditure while revenue receipts are estimated to be Rs 4.98 lakh crore and revenue expenditure of Rs 5.08 lakh crore.

Pawar, who said that he will present a full budget after the Lok Sabha elections in the monsoon session, has projected an annual plan of Rs 1.92 lakh crore, Scheduled Caste Plan Rs 15,893 crore and Tribal Development Sub Plan of Rs 15,360 crore.

Highlights of the Interim Budget Speech By Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister (Finance) Shri Ajit Pawar on Tuesday, February 27, 2024


➢ Interim Budget for the year 2024-25 with a four month budget as Central Government.

➢ Shivneri Museum of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at Mauje Vadaj, Taluka Junnar

➢ Implementation of welfare schemes for four major constituents, namely Youth, Women, Poor and Farmers

➢ State policy to achieve sustainable, environment friendly and inclusive development

➢ Implementation of policies as per the report of Maharashtra Economic Advisory Council to achieve one trillion dollar economy for State.

➢ Enhanced capital investment for infrastructure, implementation of public welfare schemes to uplift the living standard of citizens

➢ Swatantrya Veer Savarkar Versova – Bandra Sea Bridge will be extended to Palghar. Vilasrao Deshmukh Eastern Freeway will be extended to Thane city

➢ Rs. 22 thousand 225 crores for land acquisition for Virar-Alibag multi-modal corridor.

➢ Rs.10 thousand 519 crores for land acquisition for Pune Ring Road

➢ Rs. 2 thousand 886 crores for land acquisition of Jalna-Nanded Expressway

➢ An outlay of Rs. 10 thousand 629 crores to Urban Development Department for program expenditure .

➢ An Outlay of Rs.19 thousand 936 crores to Public Works (Roads) Department for program expenditure .

➢ 7 thousand 500 km road works under Annuity Scheme Part-2 through Maharashtra State Infrastructure Development Corporation

➢ Upgradation of 7 thousand km long roads at a cost of Rs.7 thousand 600 crores

➢ Land acquisition for new railway lines Kalyan-Murbad, Pune-Nashik and Solapur-Tuljapur-Dharashiv started

➢ 50 percent financial participation approved for new railway lines Phaltan-Pandharpur, Kampa-Chimur-Varora, Jalna-Jalgaon and Nanded-Bidar

➢ 50 percent financial participation for Jalna-Khamgaon, Adilabad-Mahur-Washim, Nanded-Hingoli, Murtijapur-Yavatmal Shakuntala railway and Pune-Lonavala route 3 and 4.

➢ 26 percent participation of Maharashtra Maritime Board in Vadhvan Development Project – Total cost Rs 76 thousand 220 crores

➢ Construction of well-equipped jetty radio club near Gateway of India in Mumbai under Sagarmala scheme at a cost of Rs.229 crores 27 lakhs

➢ Port development works to be undertaken- Bhagwati Port, Ratnagiri-Rs 300 crores, Marine Fort Janjira, Raigad-Rs 111 crores, Elephanta, Mumbai-Rs 88 crores

➢ Modernization of Mirkarwada Port, Ratnagiri, for  benefit of 2 thousand 700 fishermen

➢ Fund of Rs.578 crore 45 lakh for land acquisition for expansion of airport at Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar

➢ 9 thousand 280 crores to the Rural Development Department for program expenditure for the year 2024-25.

➢ 4 thousand 94 crores to Home (Transport, Ports) Department

➢ Revised industrial, electronics, space and defense manufacturing policy and new micro, small and medium enterprise policy for industrial development

➢ Creation of about 36 thousand employment by setting up 18 small-scale garment industry complexes

➢ “Integrated and Sustainable Textile Policy 2023-28” announced- Free distribution of one saree per family on Antyodaya ration card

➢ 450 crores in infrastructure development program to promote exports

➢ Rs.400 crores to provide special incentives to exportable components

➢ Five Industrial Parks to promote exports

➢ Incentive fund of about seven thousand crores in the coming year from package scheme of incentive

➢ Chief Minister’s Employment Creation Program -25 thousand industry units to be established, out these 30 percent to be women entrepreneurs – 50 thousand new jobs will be created.

➢ Pioneer industry status for 10 mega industrial units in  thrust sector and based on high technology with investment of more than Rs. 10 thousand crores and  employment generation of 4000. Resulting in investment of 1 lakh crore rupees and employment generation of 20 thousand.

➢ 1 thousand 21 crores to Industries Department for program expenditure for the year 2024-25.

➢ 1 thousand 952 crores to Department of Co-operation, Marketing and Textiles for program expenditure for the year 2024-25.

➢ 312 projects worth 28 thousand 315 crores in 145 cities approved under Amrit 2.0 mission.

➢ Maharashtra suvarn jayanti Nagaroththan Mahabhiyan will be implemented till 2030

➢ The Mahabhiyan includes all civil local self-government bodies and as per  classification, the government to provide funds 50 to 95 percent of the project cost.

➢ An outlay of Rs.3 thousand 875 crores for the year 2024-25 for water supply and sanitation department

➢ Every year roadside tree plantation off 25 thousand kilometers

state highways and major district roads Atal Bambu Samruddhi Yojana- Plantation of bamboo on 10 thousand hectare area

➢ Sanctioned 1 lakh 59 thousand 886 works in 5 thousand 700 villages under Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan 2.0

➢ Rs.245 crore to Department of Environment and Climate Change for program expenditure for the year 2024-25.

➢ 2 thousand 507 crores to Forest Department

➢ 4 thousand 247 crores to Soil and Water Conservation Department

➢ Electricity supply to the farmer during the day – Under the Chief Minister Solar Agriculture Channel Scheme 2.0, the objective is to generate 7 thousand megawatts of solar power.

➢ New Scheme for Farmers “Magel tyala Saur Krishi Pump”- 8 lakh 50 thousand new solar agriculture pumps to be installed

➢ Solar electrification of all lift irrigation schemes in the state in next two years

➢ Solar power sets to about 37 thousand non electrified Anganwadi centers.

➢ Subsidy to farmers for solar powered fence under Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Jan Van Vikas Yojana

➢ 11 thousand 934 crores to Energy Department for program expenditure for the year 2024-25.

➢ “NAMO Shetkari Mahasanman Nidhi Yojana”

1 thousand 691 crore 47 lakh rupees disbursed as first instalment to 84 lakh 57 thousand farmer families

➢ Approval of second phase of Nanaji Deshmukh Krishi Sanjeevani Project costing Rs.6 thousand crores

➢ For the year 2024-25, 3 thousand 650 crore rupees for agriculture department, 555 crore rupees for animal husbandary, dairy development and fisheries department and 708 crore rupees for horticulture department.

➢ An outlay of Rs.638 crores to Department of Relief and Rehabilitation for program expenditure for the year 2024-25

➢ 2 lakh 34 thousand hectare irrigation capacity will be established by completing of 39 ongoing irrigation projects

➢ 46 projects have been completed under Baliraja Jalsanjeevani Yojana and 16 more projects will be completed by March 2025.

➢ World Bank assisted Rs 3 thousand 200 crore project to prevent losses due to natural calamities in Kolhapur and Sangli districts.

➢ Provision of Rs.2 thousand crores to eliminate backlog of irrigation in Vidarbha

➢ Wainganga-Nalganga river linking project to provide irrigation benefits to 3.71 lakh hectares

➢ Pumped storage hydropower project to be undertaken through private participation in power generation considering suitability of site and water availability

➢ Provision of Rs.113 crores under Kharbhumi Development Programme

➢ For the year 2024-25, an outlay of Rs.16 thousand 456 crores has been allocated to the Water Resources Department for scheme expenditure.

➢ Direct benefit of various government schemes to at least 1 lakh women in each district under the Chief Minister’s Women’s Empowerment Mission

➢ To fill up vacant posts of Anganwadi workers and helpers

➢ Urban Child Development Center started to overcome the problem of malnutrition

➢ Pink rickshaws for five thousand women in ten cities

➢ An outlay of 3 thousand 107 crores to Women and Child Development Department for program expenses

➢ New Government Medical College with an enrollment capacity of 100 students each at Washim, Jalna, Hingoli, Amravati, Bhandara, Gadchiroli, Wardha, Buldhana, Palghar, Nashik and Ambernath in Thane districts with attached 430 bedded hospital.

➢ Government Nursing Colleges with an enrollment capacity of 100 students each affiliated to Government Medical Colleges at Jalgaon, Latur, Baramati, Nandurbar, Gondia, Kolhapur and Miraj District Sangli

➢ All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Aundh, Pune on the lines of Nagpur AIIMS

➢ Accident Insurance Scheme for Sugarcane Workers

➢ State of the Art Day Care Chemotherapy Center with 15 beds in all districts

➢ Dialysis service centers in rural hospitals in 234 talukas

➢ Hearse in each taluka to be provided

➢ An outlay of Rs. 2 thousand 574 crores to Department for Medical Education and Drugs Department

➢ An outlay of Rs. 3 thousand 827 crores to Department of Public Health and Family Welfare Department

➢ Setting up of “Leather Park” at Deonar, training centre at Kolhapur, establishment of “Centre of Excellence” in each revenue division, leather craft training Center at Govandi

➢ Establishment of “Annabhau Sathe Research and Training Institute for Matang community

➢ An outlay of 18 thousand 816 crores for Department of Social Justice and Special Assistance

➢ An outlay of Rs.15 thousand 360 crores for Tribal Development Department

➢ “Sant Gadgebaba Bara Balutedar Economic Backward Development Corporation” to be established for overall development of 12 Balutedar communities

➢ Maulana Azad Economic Development Corporation, has been given  enhanced loan guarantee Rs.500 crore for implementing Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Educational Loan and Micro Credit Scheme

➢ New housing scheme for Divyang ,34 thousand 400

➢ “Ananda Cha Shidha” to be distributed on the occasion of Shri Ram Pran Pratistha Solah and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti.

➢ An outlay of Rs.1 thousand 347 crores to Housing Department,

➢ An outlay of Rs.171 crores to Labour Department for program expenditure.

➢ An outlay of Rs. 5180 crores for OBC, Bahujan Kalyan  and Minority Departments.

➢ Under “Mission Lakshyavedh” scheme three tier system of training High Performance Center at State Level, Center of Sports Excellence at Divisional Level and Sports Talent Development Center at District Level

➢ Status of State Sports Complex to Divisional Sports Complex at Nagpur

➢ Outlay of Rs.537 crores to Sports Department

➢ Rs.238 Crore 63 Lakh for 5 years for “Maharashtra Drone Mission”.

➢ “Modern Training and Skill Development Building” at Worli, Mumbai

➢ An outlay of of Rs 2 thousand 98 crores for Higher and Technical Education Department, Rs 2 thousand 959 crore to School Education Department for program expenses.

➢ World Bank assisted “Development of Applied Knowledge and Skills for Human Development” (DAKSH) project worth Rs 2 thousand 307 crores was approved.

➢ New 2 thousand “Pramod Mahajan Skill Development Centers” in the state

➢ “International Skill Development Center” and “Sant Gadgebaba Swachh Bharat Skill Prabodhini” in each revenue division.

➢ An outlay of Rs.807 crore to the Department of Skill, Innovation, Employment and Entrepreneurship Development for program expenditure.

➢ Renovation and conservation of 32 Shiv era forts to promote tourism in Konkan region

➢ Sustainable tourism policy to promote tourism

➢ Theme parks, adventure sports, shopping malls, water parks and accommodation at 50 new tourist destinations

➢ Innovative Water Tourism Project at Shivsagar- Koyna District Satara, Gosikhurd Reservoir, District Bhandara as well as Waghur Reservoir, District Jalgaon

➢ High quality facilities for tourists at Lonar, District Buldhana, Ajintha-Verul, District Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Kalsubai – Bhandardara, District Ahmednagar, Trimbakeshwar, District Nashik as well as sea forts in Konkan.

➢ World Class Skywalk Project at Lonavala, District Pune- Cost 333 Crore 56 Lakh

➢ Maharashtra Bhavan at Srinagar and Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Ayodhya – Provision of Rs.77 crores

➢ Mahavista- redevelopment of Mantralaya and other government buildings in vicinity

➢ An outlay of Rs. 1 thousand 186 crores  for Cultural Affairs Department,

➢ An outlay of Rs. 1 thousand 973 crores for Tourism Department,

➢ An outlay of Rs. 1 thousand 367 crores for Public Works (Buildings) Department,

➢ An outlay of Rs. 474 crores for Revenue Department.

➢ An outlay of Rs.2 thousand 237 crores for Home (Police) Department,

➢ An outlay Rs.153 crores for Excise Department

➢ An outlay of Rs.759 crores for Law and Judiciary Department

➢ Restructuring of Goods and Services Tax Department- Establishment of Tax Training Academy

➢ An outlay of Rs.208 crore for Finance Department

➢ Plan costing Rs.  270 Crore for development of Swarajyrakshak Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj memorial at  Tulapur, and Vadu Budruk dist. Pune approved, work started.

➢ Pilgrimage Development Authorities to be formed for development of pilgrimage sites at Aundha Nagnath district Hingoli, Shri Kshetra Mahurgad, district Nanded, Ekviradevi Mandir District Pune

➢ On the occasion of third birth centenary year of Punyashlok Ahilya Devi Holkar – Rs.20 crores to be made available for various programs.

➢ 53 Crores will be provided preservation and conservation temples and step wells

➢ Establishment of memorial of Sant Gorobakaka Maharaj in Dharashiv district

➢ Allotment of land and for the memorial of “Veer Jiwa Mahal” at the base of Pratapgad

➢ Memorial of Lahuji Vastad Salve at Sangamwadi, Pune

➢ Memorial of Sane Guruji at Ammalner District Jalgaon

➢ An outlay of 102 Crore 48 Lakh for Martyr Shri Shivram Hari Rajguru Memorial

➢ Approval to plan of 81 crore 86 lakh rupees Shri Kshetra Saptshringi Gadh development

➢ “Mangesh Padgaonkar Poetry Village” Initiative  at Vengurla, District Sindhudurg

➢ Provision of Rs.18 thousand 165 crore under District Annual Plan in the financial year 2024-25

➢ Annual Plan Rs.1 lakh 92 thousand crores, Scheduled Caste Sub-plan Rs.15 thousand 893 crores, Tribal Development Sub-Plan Rs.15 thousand 360 crores

➢ Provision of Rs. 6 lakh 522 crores for the total expenditure in the budget for the year 2024-25

➢ In the budget of the year 2024-25, revenue receipts is 4 lakh 98 thousand 758 crore rupees and revenue expenditure is 5 lakh 8 thousand 492 crore rupees, revenue deficit- 9 thousand 734 crore rupees, fiscal deficit 99 thousand 288 crore rupees.

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