Health Edu Urban dev to be focus for upcoming Budget

  • | Saturday | 23rd January, 2021

In FY 2019-20, the Education department led the way in terms of total budget expenditure with an amount of Rs 1,1846.23 crore, followed by Urban Development –– Rs 8,698.14 crore –– and Medical and Public Health spending of Rs 5,708.03 crore. A few priority projects like additional classrooms, hospital projects are going on unhampered," the official told Millennium Post on account of anonymity. While presenting the budget of Rs 65,000 crore for the 2020-21 fiscal year, Sisodia had said an allocation of Rs 7,704 crore was made for the health sector which included Rs 50 crore for handling the Covid pandemic. During the meeting, he had also requested a one-time grant of Rs 12,000 crore. "This is an initial allocation; let me assure the people that we will increase this as and when required.

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