The Gujarat government has launched number of welfare schemes and programmes in various sectors in the state, Governor Dr Kamala said on Wednesday.
"The state government has launched 'Garib Kalyan Melas' in the state in order to provide benefits of the government sponsored schemes and programmes directly to the poor," the Governor said in her opening address on the first day of the budget session.
The budget for the financial year 2010-2011 will be presented tomorrow.
"The state government has invested around Rs 2,700 crore, which has benefited the poor from the 50 Garib Kalyan Melas," she said.
The state government is running various welfare schemes in the fields - health, urban development, industry agriculture and irrigation, the governor said.
The leader of opposition Shaktisinh Gohil criticised the governor's address and said it only praised the state government, while the roadmap of the state for the next year is missing from the address.
However, the state government spokesperson Jaynarayan Vyas said that Governor's address should not be politicised as the governor is the constitutional head of the state and is above party politics.