Guj budget is forward looking, says Modi

Gandhinagar, Feb 25 (PTI) Gujarat Chief Minister NarendraModi today described his government''s budget as forward-looking and meant for all round development of the state withfar reaching results.

"This is a forward looking budget and will usher thestate for all round development," he said.

"In an attempt to decentralise the administration we haveintroduced a project called ''Aapno Taluka, Vibrant Taluka'',"he said.

Modi said the objective is to create awareness aboutvarious government schemes, involve people living in farawayvillages in the process of planning and to ensure thedevelopment of each taluka.

"We have allocated Rs 600 crore for the purpose in thenew budget and plan to spend Rs 2,700 crore on the project inthe next four years," he said.

The Chief Minister said that the 10 ''daytime modelschools'' proposed to be started during the year as a pilotproject is a unique experiment for qualitative improvement ofeducation in remote areas.

Modi hoped that allocating Rs 13,000 crore foragriculture, irrigation and village development, and Rs 15,000crore for social sector should help the state attain higherhuman development index, with improvement in lifestyles ofdalits, scheduled castes and tribes and other backwardclasses.

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