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House passes supplementary budget

House passes supplementary budget

TNN Aug 8, 2012, 06.06AM IST

PATNA: The state legislative assembly on Tuesday passed the first supplementary budget and appropriation bill amounting to Rs 9,672 crore for the financial year 2012-13.
While presenting the appropriation bill in the House, deputy CM and finance minister Sushil Kumar Modi said of Rs 9,672 crore, a sum of Rs 1,000 crore would be meant for providing loan to the food and civil supplies corporation so that minimum support price to farmers could be ensured. Besides, Rs 800 crore would be meant for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rs 80 crore for goatry and Rs 58 crore for poultry development schemes.

Earlier, giving reply to the debate on the first supplementary budgetary demand of Rs 1,633 crore for his department, education minister P K Shahi said the opposition had made a hue and cry about the setting up of a centre of Aligarh Muslim University in Kishanganj. The state government, on its part, has acquired land for the purpose about 9 months back and even the AMU vice-chancellor has given his nod to location of the land, but the Centre was silent over the issue of opening the varsity's centre.
He said government has done a good job by setting up four B. Ed colleges and 53 training institutes in the state within a short span of time. A sum of Rs 100 crore has been earmarked for land acquisition in Motihari for the setting up of a central university.
Rejecting the cut motion moved by Awadhesh Rai, the House passed the supplementary budget and later appropriation bill by voice vote.

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