Sikkim CM Presents Budget 2023-24, Focuses on Agriculture, Tourism, and Infrastructure

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Chief minister of Sikkim
– Prem Singh Tamang – OneSikkim.com

Sikkim’s Chief Minister, Prem Singh Tamang, presented the state budget for the fiscal year 2023-24 on June 25th. The budget primarily focuses on the development of agriculture, tourism, and infrastructure.

The government has allocated ₹100 crore for the advancement of the agricultural sector, ₹50 crore for the promotion of tourism, and ₹25 crore for the construction of roads and bridges.

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Regarding agriculture, the government’s key objectives include enhancing crop production, improving the quality of agricultural products, and encouraging organic farming practices. Financial aid will be provided to farmers to facilitate the adoption of new technologies and farming methods.

In the realm of tourism, the government aims to foster eco-tourism, adventure tourism, and religious tourism. They also intend to establish new tourist destinations and enhance the infrastructure of existing ones.

Public domain airport photo
infrastructure – OneSikkim.com

In terms of infrastructure, the government’s focus lies in constructing new roads and bridges, improving water supply systems, and ensuring electricity access for all households. Additionally, they plan to establish new industrial parks and attract investments to the state.

The Chief Minister emphasized that the budget’s primary objective is to make Sikkim self-sufficient in terms of food production. He further expressed the government’s commitment to promoting tourism and developing the state’s infrastructure.

Man in traditional Sikkimese dress
people of sikkim – onesikkim.com

The people of Sikkim warmly welcomed the budget, acknowledging it as a positive step that will enhance their quality of life.

Here are the key highlights of the budget:

– ₹100 crore allocated for agricultural sector development
– ₹50 crore earmarked for tourism promotion
– ₹25 crore allocated for roads and bridges construction
– Financial assistance for farmers to adopt new technologies and practices
– Promotion of eco-tourism, adventure tourism, and religious tourism
– Development of new tourist destinations
– Improvement of water and electricity supply
– Establishment of new industrial parks
– Encouragement of investment in the state

The budget received praise from the people of Sikkim, who believe it signifies a step in the right direction and will positively impact their lives.

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