Twelve Percent Hike in Budgetary Allocation for Minority Affairs, 20% for Tribals

February 18, 2018 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2018-19 in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The central government has allocated Rs 4,700 crore for the Minority Affairs, a hike of around 12% from the allocation in the previous budget. 

The government has proposed to spend around Rs 2,500 crore of that allocation on education empowerment.

For welfare schemes meant for Scheduled Castes, the government has increased the budgetary allocation from Rs 52,719 crore in 2017-18 to Rs 56,619 in the 2018-19 budget. 

For Scheduled Tribes, the budget has been increased to Rs 39,135 crore in the new budget from the Rs 32,508 in the last year’s budget.

MoMA Budget 2018 

Read More: http://caravandaily.com/portal/12-hike-in-budgetary-allocation-for-minority-affairs-20-for-tribals/

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