Thiruvananthapuram: The last budget of the LDF government with an emphasis on welfare schemes. Welfare pensions have been increased by Rs 100 to Rs 1600 per month. The Finance Minister announced that the distribution of free kits will continue and blue and white cards will be given Rs 10 per 10 kg. Thomas Isaac presented the longest budget in state history.
1500 crore for the fisheries sector, a special scheme for coastal protection, and a loan motorization subsidy for 100 deep-sea fishing vessels through the Kifbi Housing Rehabilitation Scheme for 10000 fisher families. `10 crore will be subsidized for online trade and e-auto. Matsyafed will also provide a 25 percent subsidy for the purchase of fishing equipment