Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosiah presented Rs. 1,13,675 crore budget, including a non-plan expenditure of 73, 347 crore, for the year 2010-2011 in the assembly in spite of the threat of siege of the assembly premises by the Telangana activists. This is the 16th time Rosiah is presenting the state budget. A revenue surplus of Rs 3548 crore has been predicted while fiscal deficit has been estimated to Rs 12, 983 crore in the budget.
The following are some of the key highlights of the budget 2010-2011:
Non-plan expenditure of Rs. 73, 347 crore.
Revenue surplus of Rs. 3,548 crore
Fiscal deficit of Rs. 12, 983 crore.
SEZs planned for Kakinada, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
353 heavy industries are being planned
A bus rapid transit system in Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam
All government schools to have computers
Some of the budget allocations are as follows:
Arogyasri – Rs. 925 crores
Free power – Rs. 4,500 crores
Senior citizens and handicapped – Rs. 1,846 cores
Minorities – Rs. 210 crores
Scheduled tribes – Rs. 93 crores
Tribal welfare – Rs. 902 crores
BCs – Rs. 1032 crores
OBC welfare – Rs. 300 crores
Education – Rs. 3,155 crores
Roads & highways – Rs. 3,000 crores
Health – Rs. 1,820 crores
Pavalavaddi scheme – Rs. 200 crores
Backward areas – Rs. 383 crores