NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: Chairman District Council Naushahro Feroze Abdul Sattar Abbasi, Saturday, presented surplus budget amounting over Rs. 937 million for fiscal year 2018-19.
According to a handout issued by district information office, the Chairman informed the meeting that no new tax had been introduced in the budget while estimates for expected revenue were Rs.937,103,170 in FY 2018-19 and expenditure were estimated at Rs. 936,915,693.
In the budget Rs.463.8 million have been allocated for development schemes, Rs 40 million for construction of offices, Rs 219.906 million for salaries, Rs. 23.54 million for miscellaneous office expenditure and Rs. 50 million for setting up emergency centers in all talukas of the district. The centers would be provided ambulance and a fire tender vehicle as well, he told.
Under the head of contingency expenses Rs.5 million, for health Rs.5 million, for welfare works Rs.3 million, for patients’ assistance Rs. 4 million has been earmarked while Rs. 3 million has been set aside to extend assistance for marriage to deserving women.
The budget also allocated Rs.10 million for scholarships to needy students, Rs. 30 million for all libraries across the district and Rs. 2 million for setting up a library while Rs.3 million were allocated for promotion of sports, he said adding that Rs.3 million would be spent on anti-mosquito drive and distribution of mosquito nets. Vice Chairman District Council Pir Qurban Ali, Chief officer district council and council members attended the budget meeting.