Kerala Budget 2016-17: Key Highlights

Health sector gets Rs 1013.11 crore out of which Rs 18.3 crore has been earmarked for hospitals for women and kids.

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016, 14:35 PM IST
Kerala Budget 2016-17: Key Highlights

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy presented the interim Kerala Budget 2016-17 at the assembly on Friday amid protests and walkout by the opposition

Key highlights of Kerala Budget 2016-17

Rs 100 crore for building new dam in Mullaperiyar

Rs 500 crore for rubber farmers so as to ensure that they get Rs 150 per kg of rubber

Rs 40 crore for Sabarimala Master Plan

Rs 24.6 crore for Vizhinjam port project

Rs 694 crore for urban development

Education sector to get Rs 1330.7 crore, Thiruvanathapuram Medical College to be developed as Centre of Excellence

New agriculture colleges at Ambalavayal, Kumarakam and Chittoor

Agripolytechnic at Chennithala and nursing college at Haripad - both in Alappuzha district

Kasargod package worth Rs 87.98 crore, Rs 19 crore for Wayanad

Health sector gets Rs 1013.11 crore out of which Rs 18.3 crore has been earmarked for hospitals for women and kids. Rs 16 crore will also be spent to set up maternity units in Taluks.

Rs 20 crore for cancer centre in Kochi

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation to get CNG buses

New underpasses to be constructed in Pattam and Peroorkada in Thiruvananthapuram