TMC govt presents Rs 3.39-lakh cr budget laden with sops for farmers, tea gardens, youth

Kolkata, Feb 15  Ahead of panchayat elections, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on Wednesday presented a Rs 3.39-lakh crore budget for 2023-24, focusing on farmers, an ailing tea sector, the state’s potential as a logistics hub and budding entrepreneurs.

Fainance Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya said the state GDP is projected to grow at 8.4 per cent and the industry at 7.8 per cent in the ongoing 2022-23 fiscal, both higher than the country’s expected growth rates.

“I propose to provide a 3,39,162 crore budget for financial year 2023-24,” Bhattacharya said, while placing the financial statement in the assembly