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NREGA scheme gets Rs 30,100 crore
February 16, 2009
Pranab further said:
Rs 40,000 crore (Rs 400 billion) relief extended through tax cuts to counter economic slowdown.
Allocation for Unique Identification programme has been pegged at Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion).
Plan expenditure in 2009-10 may have to be increased substantially at the time of presentation of overall budget if we have to give economy the stimulus it needs.
Allocation for JNNURM programme raised to Rs 11,842 crore (Rs 118.42 billion).
Bharat Nirman programme gets Rs 40,900 crore (Rs 409 billion) in 2009- 10.
Rajiv Gandhi Rural Drinking Water Mission gets Rs 7,400 crore (Rs 74 billion) in 2009-10.
Integrated Child Development Scheme gets Rs 6,705 crore (Rs 67.05 billion) in 2009-10.
Allocation for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan programme increased to Rs 13,100 crore (Rs 131 billion).
Flagship NREGA scheme gets Rs 30,100 crore (Rs 301 billion) in 2009-10.
Budgetary support increased for Ministries of Rural Development, Road Transport & Highway, Power, Railways, Industrial Policy & Promotion and IT.
Image: A Sikh farmer prays with his grandson for rains. | Photograph: Dipak Kumar/Reuters
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