- Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann promotes E governance
Taruni Gandhi, Chandigarh : The budget of Punjab will be paperless. Though many states have already adopted paperless budget, yet netizens are appreciating this move of Punjab Government.
On Wednesday evening, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann tweeted that this time there would be a paperless budget. This will save Rs 21 lakh to the state exchequer of Punjab. At the same time 34 tonnes of paper will also be saved. CM Bhagwant Mann said that with this we will be able to save about 834 trees. He called it a big step towards e-governance. In this sense, the entire budget will now be read through the tablet.
This will be the first full budget after the formation of the Aam Aadmi Party government.
Government running from 3 months interim budget
It has been two and a half months from now that the government of CM Bhagwant Mann was formed in Punjab. To run the business of the government, the government had passed the interim budget. This interim budget of 3 months was Rs 37,120 crore.
Of this, 4,643 crore were for education, 2,367 crore for agriculture, 2,726 crore for handling justice and administration of the police system. Rs 1,484.64 crore on social security, women and child development and Rs 1,345.61 crore on health and family welfare were passed.
Budget will be presented next month
Mann government will present the full budget in the month of June. Punjab is currently in debt. Punjab has a debt of about 3 lakh crores. After becoming CM, Bhagwant Mann met PM Narendra Modi. During this meeting, he had also asked for a special package of one lakh crore in two installments. Apart from this, Punjab Government has already taken loan of about 8 thousand crores from the market since its conception.
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