Centre unveils Rs 1,18,500 crore budget for J-K

Rs 41,491 crore for development expenditure; Rs 77,009 crore for revenue expenditure

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

SRINAGAR — Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday unveiled a Rs 1,18,500 crore budget for Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory for the next financial year.

As per documents laid in the Parliament today, the total budget estimate for the fiscal is Rs 1,18,500 crore, of which developmental expenditure is of the order of Rs 41,491 crore.

“The capital component of the budget has increased substantially. The expected revenue receipts are Rs 1,06,061 crore whereas revenue expenditure is expected to be Rs 77,009 crore, thereby making available revenue surplus for capital expenditure to the tune of Rs 29,052 crore,” reads the budget document, as per the news agency KNO.

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