Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday presented the budget to the people of the state, saying the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Chhattisgarh for 2018-19 (at current prices) is estimated at Rs 3,25,644 crore.
The Chief Minister said that the GDP of Chhattisgarh was 11.7 percent higher than the revised estimates for 2017-18.
The Chief Minister allocated Rs 15,322 crore in the field of education, saying the state government would provide buildings to 663 hostels currently without buildings.
Special women crime cells will be set up in six districts, and CCTV cameras will be installed in 232 police stations, the budget said.
The budget highlighted that 129 schools would be upgraded from middle schools to high schools and 130 high schools upgraded to higher secondary schools.
The state government allocated Rs 184 crore to provide interest free short term agricultural loans and allocated funds for the construction of six new agricultural colleges in Chhattisgarh.