first_img“The government has earmarked Rs 27,000 crore in the”The government has earmarked Rs 27,000 crore in the current financial year for farmers, agriculture and allied sectors, including loan up to Rs 3 lakh with 1 per cent interest for Rabi crop.”Rs 9,500 crore for drinking and irrigation water, Rs 5,200 crore for filling up dams in Saurashtra, Rs 765 crore for drip irrigation in Rs 3 lakh hectares and Rs 495 crore for the Prime Ministers Crop Insurance Scheme,” she said.The state will bear the cost of Rs 126 crore for seeds, fertilisers and farm implements, Rs 120 crore as assistance to farmers buy tractor-trailers, loan at 5 per cent interest to help farmers buy cattle, Patel said.”Cleanliness is our culture and Gujarat is poised to set an example before the nation. Gujarat has alone built 70 per cent of toilets built in the country. We resolve to ensure not a single village remains without toilet,” she said.Gujarat has also shown the way to the nation in door-to-door waste collection, fulfilling the dream of building house for urban and rural poor, she added.The state government has built 1.37 lakh houses as against a target of 3.51 lakh houses in urban areas and another 2.70 lakh houses are being built in rural areas, she said.”The government has introduced Lok Samvad Setu to ensure at least 90 per cent of peoples problems are solved at complainant level,” she added.”We have started Mukhya Mantri Yuva Swavalambi Yojna to provide equal opportunity, economic assistance and other facilities for them to pursue studies. We are providing textbooks, uniform and scholarships to 92 lakh children under this scheme and also Rs 35.42 crore assistance to meritorious students of the state for higher studies,” the Chief minister said.advertisementThe state government has announced a policy as per the Centres Startup India and Standup India campaigns.A startup mission has been set up to realise innovative dreams of youth. The state government is spending crores of rupees to promote excellence in sports through Khel Mahakumbh. It has announced new sports policy. It has presented third successive gender Budget for the empowerment of women, the Chief minster added. PTI COR DK PVI SDMlast_img read more