Gandhinagar: On Tuesday, Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, who also holds the finance portfolio, presented the budget with an outlay of Rs1.72 trillion for FY2017-18, which is Rs20,327 crore more than the previous year.
The budget focused on areas of skill development and job creation. A provision of Rs866 crore was made for organizing 100 recruitment camps and for development of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) to train 200,000 people.
The budget proposals also included providing computer tablets to all college students and polytechnics for a token sum of Rs1,000 per unit for which an allocation of Rs200 crore was made; setting up a tribal university in Narmada district; a special Rs1,000 crore package for medium and small enterprises to boost the manufacturing activities aiding to increase the employment of youth in the state.
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