CM Gehlot ‘budgets’ record loans for 8 lakh more farmers

CM praises Ajitabh Sharma and applauds his tenure in the CMO motivating the officer during the latter’s farewell

CM also approves addl budgetary provision of Rs 10 cr to meet shortfall in Rajasthan Victim Compensation Scheme

Jaipur: Renowned for working towards the welfare of farmers of the state, the Gehlot Government on Tuesday, achieved yet another feat as it registered a record by distributing farm loans to eight lakh new farmers. With this, Rajasthan has become the only state in the nation to achieve the feat as the Gehlot Government has distributed loans to the tune of Rs 1,800 crore till date. Moreover, Gehlot also took on the Union Government over the LIC coming under severe debts and said, “the LIC came under debt due to flawed economic policies of the NDA Government.

“The BJP- led government is an example of how to create obstacles for institutions working towards generating profit. They do not worry about the effects it would have on general public,” Gehlot tweeted.

Notably, Gehlot took part in the farewell party of his trusted officer Ajitabh Sharma at the CMO. During the high-tea, Gehlot praised Ajitabh and applauded his tenure in the CMO motivating the officer further.

Meanwhile, concerned over the lack of compensation to victims of various natural and human disasters, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday, approved an additional budgetary provision of Rs 10 crore for the financial year 2019-20 to meet a shortfall in the implementation of the Rajasthan Victim Compensation Scheme.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot made the provision, approving a proposal of the Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority.

The proposal, pending with the state’s Finance Department, had sought an additional budgetary provision for the scheme. The State Government had originally made a budgetary provision of Rs 18 crore for the year 2019-20 for the scheme, but the money had fallen short of meeting the demand for the compensation to various types of victims in the state.

Accordingly, the Government had earlier made an additional provision of Rs 5 crores, but with the sum of Rs 23 crore too falling short of the requirement, the Government had to make a fresh budgetary provision of Rs 10 crore.

Meanwhile, on the second day of the budget session of the State Assembly, Gehlot spent three hours at the Assembly and also met several MLAs and ministers in his room. Interestingly, on Tuesday, CM Gehlot achieved yet another landmark on social media when his twitter followers swelled past the one million mark.

The three time Chief minister also expressed his condolence over the death of nine individuals in a head on collision between a jeep and a bus. “Deeply saddened to know of a terrible road accident in Mandalgarh (Bhilwara) in which many lives have been lost. My thoughts & prayers are with bereaved families.May God give them strength to bear this loss. Have directed officials to ensure the best possible treatment to injured,” Gehlot tweeted.