Budget: Allocation for SC/ST sub-plans
An allocation of Rs. 48,638 crore has been made for the scheduled caste sub- plan and Rs. 30,726 crore for the Tribal Sub-Plan.
Announcing this in the Interim Budget in the Parliament on Monday, Union Finance Minister P. Chidambram said, if there are any shortcomings they can be addressed when the regular budget is presented.
The Minister said that it is also heartening to note that an allocation of Rs. 97,533 crore has been made towards the gender budget and an allocation of Rs. 81,024 crore towards the child budget.
He said there is enough flexibility in the expenditure budget to make changes in the allocations within the overall resource envelope, if there is a need.
(Posted on 17-02-2014)