Ranchi: Rubbishing opposition’s allegations, Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who also holds the Finance portfolio on Saturday, said that while drafting Rs 37,113.80 crore Budget for the year 2012-13 he has kept the interest of all sections of the society in mind.

He also assured to consider all the suggestions put forward by the opposition who have termed the Budget ‘useless’ and ‘anti-people’.

Soren also hopes of receiving Rs 1,793.96 crore from the government for centrally sponsored schemes.

The Jharkhand government in its budget made kerosene cheaper and announced subsidy in diesel for small farmers. The government has given priority to irrigation projects in its budget and has allotted Rs 1,650 crore for the purpose. Rs 2,150 crore would be spent on road construction.