Top Seven Highlights of Budget 2018

Kashmir News Bureau

Today Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu presented state budget 2018 in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly at winter capital Jammu.The top seven highlights of Budget are:

Drabu stated :-

1.I have decided to do away with toll on vegetables, medicines, sugar, salt, tea, soaps/detergents, sanitary items, water coconut, wheat seeds, tree spray oil, newsprint, Jaggery (Gur).

2 The minimum wages of unskilled workers were raised from Rs. 150 to Rs. 225, while those of skilled labour to Rs. 350 from Rs. 225. A new category of highly skilled worker was introduced and Rs. 400 was fixed as the minimum wage.

3 JK’s Accredited journalists to be covered under Mediclaim Group Insurance Scheme .

4 I have decided to abolish Lower Munda and Heerpur Toll Posts

5 Drabu -I propose to set aside a sum of Rs.25.00 crore to finance orchard re-plantation/ high density plantation initiative.

6 Haseeb Drabu -I am providing Rs 5 crore each to the Handicraft Development and Handloom Development Corporations for raw material and inventory upgradation.

7 The seventh pay commission recommendation to be implemented from 2018 April .

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