Bhopal: A vote-on-account of Rs 89,000 crore, to meet the expenses of four months in the state was passed in the House on Wednesday. Finance Minister Tarun Bhanot presented the vote-on-account for expenses between April and July. As per estimation of vote-on-account, the next budget of the state would be of 2.23 lakh crore.
In vote-on-account, agriculture department has been allotted around Rs 6,000 crore. The government needs a huge amount for farm loan waiver. From the fund allocated for agriculture from vote-on-account, it is clear that farm loan waiving may be difficult with code of conduct for Lok Sabha polls coming into effect. An estimation of receipts and payment was also put up with the budget estimates for 2019-20 along with vote-on-account.