The state government’s Gujarat Aatmanirbhar package worth Rs 14,000 crore provides Rs Rs 3,038 crore worth of subsidies to industries among others. This includes Rs 458 crore allocation exclusively for industrial units that operate in estates of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC). A Rs 1,000 crore subsidy has been given to the housing sector under which construction of 1.6 lakh affordable houses will be undertaken. A Rs 466 crore subsidy has been announced for migrant and tribal construction workers to build their own homes.
Agriculture, animal husbandry and fishing has been given Rs 1,190 crore allocation and Rs Rs 525 crore have been set aside for self-employment opportunities under the package. This also includes the earlier scheme announced by the state in which loans of Rs 1 lakh will be given at nominal rates through cooperative banks for self employed in the state.
It has also offered capital and interest subsidies worth Rs 768 crore to industries till July and will ensure Rs 1,200 crore of pending Goods and Service Tax (GST) and Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds are given to businessmen by then. It has also provided relief on natural gas usage by ceramic industries in Morbi and Surendranagar and has reduced the lease charges for plot owners in the Alang shipbreaking yard.
Under the Vajpayee Bankable Yojana, Rs 190 crore will be given to 27,000 entrepreneurs in the state by the end of July. It has set aside Rs 4,374 crore as direct benefit transfer of pensions for elderly, widows and differently-abled.