Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], July 11 (ANI): Following the presentation of their first budget in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, thousands of youths from various youth organisations flocked to Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma's residence to express their gratitude on Thursday.

Expressing their gratitude for the new policies under the budget, the youth congratulated Sharma and showed their enthusiasm for the announcement of a large number of appointments in the Rajasthan budget.

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On Wednesday, Rajasthan Deputy CM and Finance Minister Diya Kumari presented the budget for the financial year 2024-25, outlining the action plan developed by the BJP government under Amrit Kalkhand to transform the state into a developed state by 2047.

Kumari said that 4 lakh jobs will be provided in five years for the youth of the state, as well as proposed a new 'Youth Policy-2024' that will provide apprenticeship and internship programmes and AI-based counselling.

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Praising the state budget Rajasthan Deputy CM Prem Chand Bairwa said, "This is a budget of development and it has been presented with a vision. The vision of developing Rajasthan has been given by Chief Minister Bhajan Lal. We want to thank him and congratulate him and also congratulate the people of Rajasthan. It touches every section, every region..."

State Minister Rajyawardhan Rathore said that this was a budget for the poor and the youth of the state.

"This is a budget for the overall development of Rajasthan. This is a budget for the poor, youth, and women and to take the entire state forward in every way. The way youth policy, start-up, industry, and skill development have been taken for the youth... We will organize the Khelo Rajasthan program every year on the lines of Khelo India for the youth... We have kept a roadmap of how to move forward in every field," he said.

Meanwhile, the state budget also included proposals for the development of basic amenities like water, electricity, and roads; human resource development; planned development of rural and urban areas with sustainable development; empowerment of farmer families with respect; development of MSMEs as well as big industries; heritage conservation with the idea of heritage development; Green Rajasthan; health for all; providing social security to deprived families; and establishing good governance with perform, reform and transform.

The major highlights of the budget for infrastructure are the development of nine "Green Field Expressways" of more than 2750 kilometres and the construction of a road network of 53,000 kilometres in five years, for which the estimated expenditure is set at Rs 60,000 crore.

The estimated revenue of the state for the financial year 2024-25 is Rs 2.64 lakh crore, while the estimated expenditure is Rs 2.90 lakh crore.

The government has also announced plans to develop the famous tourist and religious site Khatu Shyam with an allocation of Rs 100 crore for it.

Additionally, it includes investments in electrification and education, along with the introduction of a new sports policy to promote athletic development in the state. (ANI)

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