Devendra Fadnavis, the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, introduced the Maharashtra Budget 2023 on Thursday. Fadnavis has earmarked Rs 36,000 crore for different infrastructure projects in the 2019 budget. This is the first budget presented by the Eknath Shinde administration since taking office, and Fadnavis stated in his statement on Thursday that Maharashtra's portion of the 5 trillion-dollar GDP envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be one trillion dollars.
The allocations for infrastructure projects in Maharashtra are listed below
1. The government has allotted Rs 350 crore for forts conservation in the state.
2. Rs 521 crore will be set aside for the development of the Poharadevi temple in Washim.
3. The government has allocated Rs 300 crore for the development of all five Jyotirlingas in the state.
4. The government allocated Rs 527 crore for a new passenger terminal at Shirdi Airport.
5. Rs 734 crore was allocated for the Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar Airport land acquisition.
6. The government also announced the expansion of Nagpur International Airport.
7. Fadnavis also announced that a new international airport will be developed at Purandar.
8. The Maharashtra government will set up gems and jewelry parks in Navi Mumbai.
9. As announced by the Centre in the budget, Fadnavis said that Unity Mall will be established in Mumbai.
10. Fadnavis said that Four lakh new homes are to be constructed, of which 1.5 lakh would be for the backward category and 25,000 for Matang Samaj.
11. Modi Awas Gharkul Yojana is to be started with an outlay of Rs 12,000 crore and from this, three lakh homes are expected to be completed in 2023-24.
12. The government has allocated Rs 250 crore for the creation of gardens that will depict Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's life journey through various means at Mumbai, Amravati, Nagpur and Nashik.
13. The government has also allocated Rs 25 crore for Sant Gadge Baba Samadhi Sthal in Amravati.
14. The government also announced that memorials will be built at three places where Jungle Satyagraha was held in Vidarbha when Mahatma Gandhi launched Salt Satyagraha.
15. With Mumbai having a big film city the government has set aside Rs 115 crore for a film city revamp.
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