Maximum allocation for rural development in MP Budget

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Bhopal, Feb 27 (UNI) With a thrust on rural development, the Madhya Pradesh Government's budget for 2008-09 has made maximum allocation at Rs 2,712.59 crore for rural development.

In his budget speech in the Vidhan Sabha today, Finance Minister Raghavji said an outlay of Rs 2,270.71 crore and Rs 1,815.57 crore has been made for roads and irrigation sectors.

Allocation of Rs 1,448.57 crore had been made for education, Rs 1,371.47 crore for power, Rs 1,241.62 crore for agriculture, Rs 629.25 crore for urban development, Rs 577.28 crore for health.

Commenting upon the condition of treasury, Mr Raghavji said fiscal deficit was within three per cent of GSDP, while revenue surplus was its 1.80 per cent and debt liabilities its 43.65 per cent.

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