Kohima, March 16: Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio today placed the vote-on-account budget for the year 2013-14 in the Assembly and sought approval for the withdrawal of Rs 2,913.43 crore from the consolidated fund or expenditure between April 1 and July 31 this year.
The vote-on-account showed, according to current estimates, the total receipts for the year 2013-14 at Rs 9,260.15 crore and the total expenditure at Rs 8,686.69 crore, with a surplus of Rs 573.46 crore in the consolidated fund of Nagaland.
The statement showed a deficit of Rs 35.78 crore after adjusting a deficit of Rs 609.24 crore in public account.
However, as the closing deficit of the current year 2012-13 is being estimated at Rs 891.73 crore, the year 2013-14 is estimated to close with a deficit of Rs 927.51 crore.
Highlighting the commitment and vision of development, Rio said the government would provide “health for all”, strive for quality education along with total literacy, give special attention to rural development, agriculture and allied sectors, urban development, infrastructure development, especially roads and power to drive economic growth. “Empowerment of the people means good healthcare facilities, quality education, economic self-sufficiency through growth and development and a peaceful social environment. These are the basic goals of all humanity, and we aspire to make our people attain these goals,” Rio said.
He could not present the full budget this time, as the state’s annual plan has not been finalised with the Planning Commission.
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