Hetauda, June 15
The government of Bagmati Province has unveiled its budget worth over 57 billion rupees for the upcoming fiscal.
The government has allocated 57.7209 billion rupees for the upcoming policies and programmes, with Rs 26.0166 billion earmarked under the heading of current expenses and 29.7043 billion rupees and two billion rupees set aside under the headings of capital expenditure and financial management respectively.
The budget has mentioned treatment of COVID patients, upgradation of existing hospitals and vaccination as its top priority.
Some two billion rupees has been provisioned to vaccinate the entire population in the province through the provincial government's 'Governor COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign".
The government expects to achieve full vaccination by securing cooperation and collaboration with the central government.
Similarly, the budget has also set aside two billion rupees for its subsidised loan programme that is repeated in this year's policies and programmes as well. The programme is stipulated to develop entrepreneurship at the local level, mostly among youths.
For the Chief Minister People Health Programme, 220 million rupees has been set aside. The money will be utilised for the control, prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases.
Similarly, funds have been allocated for various educational programmes, other infrastructural projects and their feasibility studies.
Financial Affairs and Planning Minister Kailash Dhungel presented the policies and programmes for the next fiscal.
A version of this article appears in the print on June 16, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.