Gujarat government announces relief package of Rs 14,000 crore, find out who got what

The Gujarat government on Thursday announced a Rs 14,000 crore package to revive the economy, which has been weakened by the Koro epidemic and lockdown. Former Finance Secretary of the Central Government Dr. The package has been announced on the basis of the recommendations of a committee constituted by the state government under the chairmanship of Hasmukh Adhia. The committee reported to the government three days ago. The state government has announced the package after studying the report and holding meetings with ministers, officials and representatives of the business community. The package includes Rs 2,300 crore electricity bill, vehicle tax and property tax relief provisions. Residential electricity consumers consuming less than 200 units of electricity per month will be given a one-time waiver of 100 units. 
Electricity tax for small traders will be reduced from 20 per cent to 15 per cent
It has decided to waive the fixed charge of May 2020 in electricity bill for approximately 33 commercial electricity consumers and electricity consumers with LT electricity connection for industries. In addition to small shops such as groceries, textiles, readymade garments, medical stores, hardware, coloring, provisional stores, cutlery, bakery, stationery, mobile shops, garage and mall shops as well as various services such as lawyers, chartered accounts, travel agencies, Electricity tax for transport offices, coaching classes, photo studios, beauty parlors, salons for the three months of June, July and August will be reduced from 20 per cent to 15 per cent. With this, 6 months exemption has been given from the road tax of private vehicles.

Highlights of the Self-Reliant Gujarat Relief Package
- The government will help the workers to build houses
- Electricity bills up to 100 units will be waived
- 92 lakh electricity consumers will get the benefit of electricity bill waiver
- 6 months road tax waived from 1st April
- GST can be refunded till July
- Loans up to one lakh will be available under the self-reliant Gujarat relief package
- District Nodal Officers appointed for MSMEs
- Pastoralists will be paid Rs 900 per cow
- Dhanwantari chariots will be raised at a cost of Rs 20 crore
- 120 crore allotted to ST Corporation
- 5 per cent electricity bill waiver for small traders
- Allocation of Rs. 350 crore for construction of godowns in farms
- 20% waiver in annual property tax
- Government's attempt to thwart GIDC
- From the CM Relief Fund, Rs. 100 crore allocated
- In the case of traders with an annual turnover of less than Rs. 10 crore, the assessment notice will be withdrawn.
- 30 per cent waiver for the current year in the annual lease amount at Alang Shipyard

Details of Gujarat Self-Reliant Package of Rs. 14022 crore

10% waiver if property tax is paid by 31st July 2020
Exemption and relief in property tax, electricity bill and vehicle tax (Rs. 2300 crore) Commercial units will be given 20% exemption in payment of annual property tax for the year 2020-21. The Rs 600 crore waiver will benefit an estimated 23 lakh commercial units in the state. In which property tax due for the year 2020-21 of all residential properties in the urban area will be waived 10% if it is paid by 31st July 2020. This will benefit an estimated 72 lakh property holders and give them Rs. 144 crore relief.

Forgive electricity bill of 100 units for once
Residential electricity consumers consuming less than 200 units of electricity per month will be exempted from the one-time electricity bill of 100 units. Hence Rs. About 92 lakh electricity consumers in the state will get the benefit of Rs 650 crore electricity bill waiver.

A total of Rs. 200 crore fixed charge waived
It has decided to waive the fixed charge of May 2020 in electricity bills for approximately 33 lakh commercial electricity consumers and electricity consumers with LT electricity connections for industries. From which a total of Rs. 200 crore charge will be waived. In addition, electricity customers with HT (industrial) connection will be charged a fixed charge of Rs. In order to avoid the current burden of Rs 400 crore, the deadline for payment of these fixed charges has been extended and the principal amount is allowed to be paid equally without interest in the four months from September 2020 to December 2020.

Electricity tax for small shopkeepers was reduced from 20 per cent to 15 per cent
Various small shops like grocery, textile, readymade garments, medical store, hardware, coloring, provisional store, cutlery, bakery, stationery, mobile shops, garages, shopping centers and malls as well as various services like lawyers, chartered account, travel Shopkeepers running agencies, transport offices, coaching classes, photo studios, beauty parlors, salons did not receive income due to the lockdown during the Corona epidemic. Therefore, for the purpose of giving them financial relief, the electricity tax for the three months of June, July and August will be reduced from 20 per cent to 15 per cent. This will benefit about 30 lakh shopkeepers / traders / artisans of the state. Under this, Rs. 80 crore financial relief will be given.

63 thousand vehicle owners Rs. 221 crore road tax waiver
The lockdown has had a major impact on the business of private luxury buses (contract carriage buses) and jeeps, taxis (maxi cabs) as citizens have control over transportation. In such circumstances, they will be given full exemption in paying road tax for 6 months from 1st April 2020 to 30th September 2020. Under which Rs. 221 crore road tax exemption.

Temporary power connection to contractors for government works
In addition, power connections are provided to contractors on a temporary basis for government works in the state's roads and departments such as building, irrigation, water supply and Narmada. As the work of the project was stopped during the lockdown, the fixed electricity bill charged during this period will be waived and assistance of Rs. 3 crore will be provided.

Incentive subsidy of Rs 3,038 crore for industries and businesses
Capital and interest subsidy of Rs 768 crore will be paid by July 31, 2020 to accelerate industrial activity in the state which has slowed down due to the epidemic of Kovid-19. This will give a big relief to the industries from the financial congestion.

Textile industries to Rs. 450 crore capital and interest subsidy
The textile industry occupies an important place in the industrial sector in the state as well as provides abundant employment. Such textile industries will be given Rs. 450 crore capital and interest subsidy will be paid by July 31, 2020. It is imperative that all types of industrial units in the state benefit from the dire situation of Kovid-19 epidemic. Accordingly, Rs 150 crore capital and interest subsidy will also be paid to Mega Industries by July 31, 2020.

VAT and GST refund of Rs 1,200 crore to traders
More than 3200 traders in the state will be paid VAT and GST refund of Rs 1200 crore by July 31, 2020 to relieve these traders from financial congestion. More than 27,000 entrepreneurs in the state will be paid a subsidy of Rs 190 crore under the Bajpayee Bankable Scheme by July 31, 2020.

For solar roof top Rs. 190 crore subsidy
Under Solar Roof Top Scheme for 65000 families Rs. The subsidy of Rs 190 crore will be given by July 31, 2020. Through Gujarat Agro-Industries Corporation, Agro and Food Processing Units have been provided Rs. 90 crore capital and interest subsidy will be given by 31st July 2020.

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