Education, roads get priority in Bihar Budget
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As the Bihar government on Thursday presented its budget of Rs 92,087 crore for 2013-14, education and road construction remained its top priorities. The government recorded a revenue surplus of Rs 6,808 crore.
The government announced that women-owned and driven commercial vehicles will be tax-free. The government will also undertake driving training for women entrepreneurs. The motor vehicles owned by disabled will also be tax-free. Bihar also became the first state in the country to announce its road maintenance policy. The budget also brings good news for 318 legislators (from both houses) as the government will start constructing houses for them at an estimated cost of Rs 303 crore.