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No Budget leak, highlights prepared for media circulated on social media: FM Isaac

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Track Kerala Budget live with Onmanorama Kerala finance minister Thomas Isaac presents state Budget on Friday. Photo: Manoj Chemancheri

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala finance minister T.M. Thomas Isaac is presenting the 68th state budget in the Assembly.  

Key points from Budget speech

» No leak of Budget documents, highlights prepared for media was circulated on social media, says Thomas Isaac

» Thomas Isaac holds a press conference, promises to probe the alleged Budget leak

» Budget speech began at 9 am, the document got leaked at 10.26, says Chennithala

» Speaker says will take action after examining the allegations

» Charges raised by opposition serious in nature, says FM Thomas Isaac, adds that he will react after a discussion with the Speaker

» Thomas Isaac's budget speech ends; Chennithala demands an explanation from govt on alleged Budget leak

» Budget has a sanctity & that's lost: Chennithala, reads out from leaked document

» CM Pinarayi Vijayan hands over a note to Speaker

» Chennithala holds a parallel budget presentation at a press conference at the media room in assembly, alleges that Isaac's office leaked Budget document

» Opposition stages walkout, shouts slogans; BJP's lone MLA O. Rajagopal also walks out

» Chennithala says Thomas Isaac 'a man of social media' and that the document leaked from FM's office

» CM Pinarayi Vijayan intervenes, says govt will probe the allegations raised by opposition

» Sanctity of budget lost, says opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala

» Ruckus in assembly as Opposition says Budget document circulating on social media

» Rs 203 crore for farmers' relief

» There he goes again, and quotes MT Vasudevan Nair's novel Naalukettu

» Rs 30 crore for drought relief

» Gender auditing to be done; to be presented along with the next Budget

» New taluks, revenue divisions announced

» New department for women welfare

» Rs 5 crore for ONV memorial

» Pravasi kshema pension increased by Rs 500 to Rs 2000

» International labor conference to be held in Kerala, Rs 30 crore earmarked

» Isaac slams intolerance, says Kerala will be a place for free and open debate

» Project to set up permanent film festival venue, Rs 50 lakh to create digital archives, museums to be modernized

» Rs 724 crore for health service

» Rs 10,000 per month each for 10,000 young artists, Rs 2 crore for Kochi Biennale

» Rs 640 crore for mid-day meal scheme

» IT@School to get Rs 32 crore, Rs 265 crore for Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan

» Education loan restructuring scheme to be launched, Rs 863 crore for school education

» Rs 430 crore for additional skill acquisition program (ASAP)

» Rs 381 crore for universities; non-plan fund of Rs 1,200 crore also

» Rs 12 crore for Pink control rooms; 2 rescue homes to be set up

» Focus on women safety: Rs 5 crore for rehabilitation of rape victims

» Rs 1058 crore for drinking water projects; Rs 368 crore for Jalanidhi, Rs 140 crore for revival and repair of supply network; Rs 70 crore for Japan drinking water project

» Focus on inland navigation, water taxis to be launched

» Rs 600 crore to build check dams, regulators

» Rs 682 crore credit to be availed for metro/transport projects

» Rs 25 crore earmarked for Sabarimala master plan

» 200 MW solar power unit to be functional in Kasaragod this year; Rs 20 crore for solar power generation

» Rs 174 crore for total electrification of households, all streetlights to be made LED, Rs 900 crore new power transmission network

» KSFE plans special investment (chit fund) for non-resident Keralites; this will be bond-linked to highway project investments

» On a lighter note - minister Isaac has quoted MT Vasudevan Nair several times in his Budget speech that we lost the count

» Rs 3000cr revival package for KSRTC

» Rs 3,500 crore investment for 1,267 km coastal, hill highway project

»Safety audit of all bridges in Kerala

» Rs 50,000 crore worth road projects envisaged in 5 years

» Mineral sand mining in public sector to be expanded

» Rs 111 crore for Kinfra, Life science park in Palakkad, Textile mills to get Rs 51 crore

» Large allocation for revival for public sector undertaking

» Rs 482 crore for large and medium industries

» Rs 5 crore to promote Vallamkali (boat race), Rs 20 crore project for tourism marketing

» Rs 1,000 crore for optic fiber network through K-phone, a link planned with the help of KSEB

» Kerala to become first state to make Internet a right of people

» 20 lakh families belonging to economically weaker sections to get free Internet

» Hardware mission to get Rs 1 crore, aim is to make Kerala an IT hardware manufacturing hub

» Rs 100 crore for Kerala state IT mission


» Rs 70 crore for youth entrepreneurship project

» Rs 24 crore for Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram; Rs 60 crore Infopark, Kochi

» Rs 1,375 crore for IT and tourism - Rs 549 crore for IT

» Plans to revive RUBCO

» Focus on recapitalization of weak cooperative banks

» Beedi employees welfare fund to get Rs 20 crore

» Khadi grama project to be launched; Rs 4.5 crore earmarked

» Rs 4 crore Kerala's 'own crafts'

» Rs 30 crore for cashew procurement

» Rs 12 crore for hand-loom incubation centers

» Coir mela at Alappuzha to be held this September; 100 coir mills to be set up

» Rs 308 crore for animal husbandry; Rs 90 crore for Kasaragod project

» Rs 90 crore for Vizhinjam port project

» Rs 216 crore for coastal development; small harbors, marine ambulances planned

» Rs 500 crore in-land fish farm promotions, insurance for fishing equipment

» Health insurance for govt employees and pensioners

» Rs 97 crore for dairy development, Rs 30 crore primary milk society

» Rs 150 crore for value-added agro parks

» Rs 500 crore to stabilize rubber base price

» Rs 10 crore for pepper and cardamom farming

» Special projects for rice cultivation areas including Kuttanad and Palakkad

» Rs 2,106 crore earmarked for agriculture

» Revival of Agraharams: Rs 4 crore earmarked

» Rs 2,600 crore for SC welfare; Rs 750 crore for ST welfare

» Rs 10 crore compensation for Endosulfan victims

» Rs 350 crore for Anganwadi teachers' honorarium

» Rs 700 crore food storage

» Rs 900 crore for ration subsidy

» Rs 117 crore for scientific prevention of foodgrain pilferage

» 200 more Buds Schools to be set up; vehicles, infrastructure to be provided by govt; each Buds School to be provided Rs 25 crore

» Autism parks in all districts planned; physiotherapy, behavioral treatments to be provided

» Rs 250 crore the welfare of differently abled people

» Rs 15 crore for barrier-free Kerala project; collectorates, municipal offices to be included in first phase

» All social security pensions fixed at Rs 1,100 per month

» Rs 100 crore for Smart City mission, Thiruvananthapuram expected to be included

» Rs 8,621 crore for local self-governance institutions

» 1 lakh people to benefit from low-cost housing scheme

» Rs 500 crore for school renovation

» 2,500 new teacher posts to be created

» Master plan for school development

» Rs 350 crore Karunya scheme

» 45,000 smart classrooms to be readied

» Over 5,000 medical posts, including doctors, created

» Diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol drugs to be given free from primary health centers

» Rs 127 crore for Suchitwa Mission

» Rs 2,000 crore investment planned for the primary health sector; taluk and general hospitals to benefit

» 3 crore trees to be planted in the next 3 years, Rs 50 crore for scientific landfills

» Waterbody revival to be taken up by MGNREA

» Focus on community based vegetable cultivation

» Rs 150 crore for water conservation, Rs 201 crore for soil and land conservation

» Septage management projects in all districts

» Kerala manual scavenging-free state

» Rs 100 crore for clean crematoriums

» Clean streets, no drought, 10 crore trees, focus on general education to be key areas

» Lauds functioning of Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Board, more projects in the offing

» Rs 25,000 crore worth infrastructure projects in 2017-18

» Extreme right-wing economic thought of Europe, US harmful

» Isaac quotes extensively from MT Vasudevan Nair's literary works

» State revenue expenditure to go up

» Isaac terms Union Budget disappointing

» Isaac takes a dig at PM Modi's hardwork remark, says center's claim about GDP growth illogical

» Center's conventional approach during tough times risky, says Isaac

» Promises to reduce hardships on people affected by demonetization

» Says demonetization affected all sectors of life badly

» Thomas Isaac begins Budget speech at 9 am

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