Friday 29 February 2008

Budget: Who are the gainers

Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented the Union Budget for 2008-09 in the Lok Sabha on Friday. A look at who are the gainers.

  • Rs 60,000-cr package for farmers
  • IT sector to get Rs 1,680 crore
  • Power sector to get national fund for transmission, distribution reforms
  • NHDP allocation rises to Rs 12,966 cr from Rs 10,866 cr
  • Education & health to get Rs 34,4000
  • Bharat Nirman allocation rises to Rs 24,603 cr
  • About 6,000 high quality schools to be built by 2009
  • 3 IITs to be set up in Bihar, AP, Rajasthan
  • 16 new Central universities to be built
  • 22 Sainik schools get Rs 44 crore
  • 300 more ITIs to be upgraded with an investment of Rs 750 cr
  • Bhopal and Tripura to get one IIScR each and 2 colleges of art
  • Healthcare allocation to be raised by 15%
  • Rs 85 crore sanctioned for scholarships to students
  • NRHM to get Rs 1,250 cr budgetary allocation
  • Allocation for ICDS increased to Rs 6300 crore
  • A national programme for the elderly for Rs 400 crore
  • Rs 992 crore for national AIDS programme
  • NREGS outlay at Rs 16,000 cr
  • Sanitation to get Rs 1,200 cr
  • Rajiv Gandhi drinking water mission to get Rs 7,300 cr
  • Schemes for woman to get Rs 11,460 cr this fiscal
  • Child related schemes to get Rs 33,434 cr
  • Allocation for ministry of minorities doubled to Rs 1,000 cr
  • National Horticulure Mission to get Rs 1,100 cr
  • National Agri Insurance scheme get Rs 640 cr
  • Tea Research association gets Rs 20 cr