Published On : Fri, Mar 6th, 2020

Farmers centric budget – Malu

Nagpur: Reacting on Mah State Budget 2020, Shrawan Kumar Malu, President – Vidarbha Taxpayers Association (VTA) said that the Crop loan waiver & solar pump scheme for farmers is good as they form major percentage of our population. Likewise reduction in electricity duty on industrial use from 9.3% to 7.5% of consumption charges is some respite to Industries, however we need reduction in electricity rates, which are high as compared to neighbouring states. Moreover hike in petrol diesel rates by ₹1 will have cascading effect and will hike inflation with final burden falling on common man.

Women & Child welfare getting allotment of ₹2100 crore for women safety is welcome step as VTA had been demanding this.

Trust MLA fund increased from present ₹2 crore annually to ₹3 crore serves for the betterment of their region.