Announce ₹24,000 crore special package for Kerala: Finance Minister

Balagopal made the request in the pre-budget discussion attended by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 23, 2024 | 5:30 PMUpdatedJun 23, 2024 | 5:30 PM

Finance Minister KN Balagopal (X)

Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal on 22 June urged the Union government to announce a special package of ₹24,000 crore for the state in the Union Budget 2024-25. Balagopal made the request in the pre-budget discussion. Balagopal pointed out that the state took all measures to enhance its revenue but the government “was going through a very serious liquidity crunch”.

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