A day after the country’s interim budget was presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Gujarat presented its state budget for the fiscal year 2024-25 on Friday.
Just like Sitharaman’s budget, Gujarat also decided to focus on the poor, women empowerment, farmers and youth.
“Road map of Viksit Gujarat 2047 has been prepared under the PM Modi’s Viksit Bharat 2047 Sankalpana. According to that roadmap, we have prepared this budget. This budget has given priority to the poor, women empowerment, farmers and youth. This will be the biggest budget in the history of Gujarat,” said Kanu Desai, Gujarat Finance Minister.
World’s biggest riverfront project extended:
While presenting the state budget, Desai said that the government has decided to extend the riverfront project from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar. A total of Rs 100 crore to develop Sabarmati Riverfront near Gift City, Gandhinagar has been set aside by the Gujarat government.
“The government has now taken a historic decision to extend the riverfront from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar. As part of this decision, Phase 4 and Phase 5 of the riverfront will be developed from Indira Bridge to Gandhinagar. Thus, the total length of the riverfront will finally be 38.2 km, which will make it the longest and one of the most scenic riverfronts in the world,” said Kanu Desi while presenting the budget for FY25.
“The Sabarmati riverfront was developed as a manifestation of Narendra Modi’s far-sighted vision and guidance which led to the development of the riverfront as one of the iconic projects in the urban landscape of Gujarat,” added the Gujarat Finance Minister.
The work for Phase 3 which will be a stretch of 5 km of riverfront development near GIFT City will commence soon.
Along with the extension of riverfront project, the Bhupendra Patel-led government has decided to extend the Metro route to the Ahmedabad International Airport and to the interior of GIFT city.
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