Zilla panchayat president Kamakshi Raju presented a Rs. 501.73-crore budget for 2010-11 at the general body meeting here on Friday.

Ms. Raju said that one-third of the funds in all schemes had been reserved for women beneficiaries. Priority would be given to the welfare of people in rural areas. As much as 22 per cent of the grants would be utilised for the development of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, she said.

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