JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has welcomed the Budget 2018-19 presented in both Houses of State Legislature today, terming it as development focussed and people oriented.
The Chief Minister said the highest ever capital outlay in this budget is the proof of her Governments developmental premise. She said based on the feedback from her public outreach programmes, Rs. 200 crore have been earmarked for drinking water supply in the State besides Rs. 50 crore for completing around 1000 ongoing schemes. This, she said, depicts the developmental intervention this Government has thought of for changing the socio economic profile of the State.
Mehbooba Mufti said the budget, by focussing on panchayats, has fully displayed the commitment of her Government to strengthen local self government in the State at political, administrative and financial levels.