Welfare pension made Rs 1300, hiked by Rs 100
Thiruvananthapuram: Finance Minister Thomas Isaac presented the 5th budget of the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF Government and said all welfare pensions in the state would be hiked by Rs 100. With this increase, the welfare pension in the state would now be made Rs 1300.
The previous UDF government had allocated Rs 9311 crore for welfare pensions but the present government has spent Rs 22,000 crore within the last 4 years for this, Thomas Isaac said in his speech. Over 13 lakh elderly persons were granted welfare pensions.
The Finance Minister began his budget speech by flaying the CAA and the NRC.