Maha govt approves 50 per cent travel discount under Mahila Samman Yojana


Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-Maharashtra-led government has issued a notification sanctioning 50 percent travel discount on all types of bus travel for women under Mahila Samman Yojana.

“All types of bus travel of State Parhavin Corporation will be exempted,” read the government notification.

After this Deputy Chief Minister S Devendra Fadnavis had announced in the budget session of the state assembly that women would be given a total of 50 percent discount on travel in ST bus.

In addition, the government has also issued a GR to implement the benefits of the Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Jan Arogya Yojana to 865 Marathi speaking villages in Karnataka on the Maharashtra-Karnataka border region.

The Maharashtra government presented the state budget for the year 2023-24 in the state assembly on March 9, with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde describing the state budget for the year as “historic and inclusive”.

He said that the government has provided assistance to farmers so that they can stand on their own and tax benefits have been given to women.

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Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (Health Insurance) coverage has been increased from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.

The Chief Minister further said that development has been given to all the projects in the budget and the government stands with the farmers. He also noted that the renovation of an old temple is underway and the amount for the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule scheme has been increased to Rs 5 lakh. In addition, Rs 1,729 crore has been allocated for the development of Mumbai and all roads in Mumbai will be made of concrete.

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