Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that Rs 683 crores will be allocated for the development of the Vizag Steel Plant this morning while presenting the Union Budget 2023-24. In what can be considered the last full-fledged budget by the Modi-led government before the Lok Sabha elections in 2024, many allocations have been provided to the state of Andhra Pradesh, leaving scope for some major developments.
After the state bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh has been continuously seeking a special status. Though this has not been granted, the central government has promised a myriad of development projects and schemes to benefit the Telugu people. Apart from the Vizag Steel Plant, several other institutions in the Telugu states have received significant grants in the Union Budget 2023-24.
With the main focus on the development of railways and establishing new railway lines this financial year, the new budget also lays emphasis on health, renewables and new reforms.
Here is a list of allocations mentioned in the Union Budget that will benefit the state of Andhra Pradesh and its residents in the upcoming year 2023-24
In the education sector,
In the health sector, Rs. 6,835 crores have been announced for the development of AIIMS Hospitals across the country.
On the development front,
On the Income Tax front, the Finance Minister announced new tax slabs. Citizens earning up to Rs 7 lakhs per annum will now be exempt from paying income tax. Those earning above Rs 7 lakhs, will have to follow the below slabs.
0-3 lakhs – nil
3-6 lakhs income – 5% tax rate
6-9 lakhs income – 10% tax rate
9-12 lakhs income – 15% tax rate
12-15 lakhs income – 20% tax rate
Above 15 lakhs – 30% tax rate
Excise duty has been increased on gold and silver, while Electric Vehicles will be made cheaper in India. The surcharge rate has been reduced from 37% to 25% in the new tax regime, making it a super-rich tax cut.
Various other schemes have been announced on the national front, which will benefit all the citizens of the country.
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