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Funds for Pune Metro from the Overall Allocation: Prakash Javadekar

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PUNE: On Sunday, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said  Pune Metro will receive funds from the overall allocation. The allocations that were made to Metro projects across the country. Due to a lack of fresh proposal, no new funds were allotted to Pune Metro in the Union Budget 2021-22. He explained “the government got proposals from Nagpur and Nashik for new projects. And were allotted separate funds. No such proposal has come from Pune, so some of the funds allotted to ongoing Metro works across the country will be available for Pune.”

On the delay in the Centre-Maharashtra GST share. Union Minister told Central Government has done allocations and GST rate finalization in consensus in cooperation with state governments. He clarified, “the Union government does not discriminate in GST share allocation based on who is power in that state. The specific details about GST dues of Maharashtra will be checked.’

Javadekar explained the Union Budget will benefit people from all spheres, including farmers. “Because of the pandemic, we were expected to raise taxes to deal with the financial crises. But we made no such imposition, which came as a relief to common citizens.”

He furthermore said farmers in West Bengal will get advantages under Kisan Swabhiman Yojana. He said, “though the West Bengal government did not cooperate, the allocation will be done by April.”

He also talked about the ‘One Nation One ration card’ initiative, which he announced would support people who migrate between states for work.

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