Both houses saw repeated disruptions and adjourned early for the day.

Andha Pradesh Budget

The Andhra Pradesh Budget was presented today in Amaravati by Finance Minister Mr Yanamala Ramakrishnudu.

For 2018-19, Total expenditure is estimated to be Rs 1,91,064 crore, a 19.5% increase over the revised estimates of 2017-18.  In 2017-18, there was an increase of Rs 2,823 crore (1.8%) in the expenditure over the budget estimates.

In our analysis, we take a look at department-wise expenditure for Andhra Pradesh Budget 2018-19. Departments such as education, water resources, rural development and Panchayati raj, agriculture and cooperation and municipal administration and urban development, account for 54% of the total budgeted expenditure.

Department-wise expenditure for Andhra Pradesh Budget 2018-19 (Rs crore)

Department

2016-17 Actuals

2017-18 Budgeted

2017-18 Revised

2018-19 Budgeted

% change from RE 2017-18 to BE 2018-19

Education (includes School, Higher and Technical Education)

         17,461

         21,108

         20,225

         24,961

23.4%

Water Resources (Major, Medium and Minor Irrigation)

         10,638

         12,770

         15,511

         16,978

9.5%

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj

         18,574

         21,141

         21,687

         23,439

8.1%

Agriculture and Cooperation

           6,691

           7,342

           8,057

         10,097

25.3%

Health, Medical and Family Welfare

           6,332

           7,021

           6,542

           8,464

29.4%

Municipal Administration and Urban Development

           5,073

           5,207

           5,049

           7,741

53.3%

Home

           4,727

           5,221

           5,451

           6,227

14.2%

Backward Classes Welfare

           4,118

           5,014

           4,783

           6,213

29.9%

% of total expenditure

44%

54%

55%

54%

 

Total expenditure

      166,699

      156,999

      159,822

       191,064

 

Source: Demands for Grants, Andhra Pradesh Budget 2018-19; PRS.

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