Kerala Budget 2014-15: Highlights:
(based on official posting at CM's Website)

Crop and health insurance plans for farmers extended. All farmers with less than two hectares land to be covered.

Rs. 150 crore for Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)

Free laptops to girl children of small farmers who are attending professional courses. Farmers with less than a hectare of garden land or less than two hectares of paddy to benefit.

Highlights

Income guarantee scheme for farmers with two hectares of land

Technological support for vegetable storage and green house construction

Government to remit half of the loan (up to Rs 50,000) if the breadwinner of an agricultural family dies

Agricard will be distributed to 18377 lakh farmers

Rs 200 crores for poly farming houses

Interest-less loans up to Rs 5 lakhs will be given for hi-tech cultivation

Processing units for jackfruit, jackfruit deeds envisaged

Milma model co-operative scheme for agricultural sector

Rs 30 crore for encouraging fishing sector

Special support for fish marketing centers

Rs 30 crore for local bodies to improve fish markets

Kerosene subsidy for all fishing harbours

Rs 3 lakh to honour young talents in industrial sector

Self entrepreneurship scheme for women to be implemented

Women entrepreneurs to get loan up to 80%

Special medical team for cancer diagnosis. Each district to have a team of five doctors. Rs 10 crore for cancer diagnosis programme.

Rs 100 crore for water rich kerala project.

Rs 134 crore for development of IT park

Rs 295 crore for animal protection

Sports school at Kanjirapally

Rs 2 crore for stadium with synthetic track at Valiyathura

Cancer Centre at Kochi

Rs 10 lakh for Areekodu football stadium

Rs 964 crore project for agriculture sector

Irrigation museum at Thodupuzha

Polytechnic at Mukkom panchayath in Kozhikode district

22 new bus stations and lines will be completed

Rs 45 crores to encourage tourism

Rs 10 crore for green finance project

400 services through e- governance

50% subsidy for rain water harvesting

Increase of Rs 100 in welfare pensions

 Rs 8 crore for pet scanner at Trivandrum Medical College

50 acres of land will be taken up for Medicla College at Wayanad

Rs 116 crore for coir industry

Tribal quick reaction team in six districts to combat Maoists

Suburban railway in Thiruvanthapuram- Chenganoor- Haripad route

Rs 40 crore set aside for employment guarantee scheme

1000 km new roads in rural sector

Financial help for kidney patients increased to Rs 1200

Furniture hub project in Ernakulam

Financial corporation gets Rs 5 crore

Triveni medical stores to come up in Kalamassery and Kunnukara

Rs 1 crore allotted for inductrial parks

Green industry project for development of eco-friendly atmosphere

Rs 1.5 crore to improve handloom industry

Rs 1170 crore projects in energy sector

Rs 5 crore to construct dam in Pattisseri

Rs 270 crore for power division

Rs 10 crore for solar project

Rs 240 crore for 22 new sub stations

 

Taxation proposals:

Lower taxes on

Lap Cylinder

Shipping Fuel

Maida

Rice bran oil, Soya bean oil

Indian snacks like halva, laddu, mixture

Wheat flour, Black gram flour

Detergent soaps made by using coconut oil

LED lamps

Sprayer to ward off disease of rubber plants

Commodities in army, police canteens

Higher taxes on

Inverter, UPS

Apparels

Manufacturing sand

Food items at multi-national restaurants

Cars above 1500cc, Luxury bikes, Caravan vehicles

Travel in luxury buses, Taxi fares

Edible oils other than coconut oil

Foreign liquor

Aluminum fabrication