Budget 2021-22: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget in the Lok Sabha. (ANI)
Budget 2021-22: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the general budget for the financial year 2021-22. He has mentioned 6 pillars in this time budget.
- Last Updated:February 2, 2021, 1:09 AM IS
Due to Corona virus infection, this time the government is presenting the budget in very odd circumstances. In this way, special attention is given to health and infrastructure. In such a situation, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has made a special provision for vaccination in this year’s general budget. A total of 35 thousand crores has been allocated in this item. The Finance Minister has announced to allocate Rs 2.23 lakh crore in this budget for the health sector alone. The budget of this item was 94 thousand crore rupees earlier. In this way, the health sector budget has been increased by about 134 percent.
It has also been announced to spend more on road construction and public transport. The Finance Minister has announced to allocate Rs 1.18 lakh crore to the Ministry of Surface Transport in this budget. Of these, 34 thousand crores will be spent only in Assam. At the same time, the highway will be constructed in West Bengal at a cost of Rs 25 thousand crore. Also, 8500 km long road will also be built in Tamil Nadu. Special provision has been made for urban areas in this budget. The Finance Minister has said to spend Rs 2.87 lakh crore on Urban Water-Life Mission. The government has set a target of providing clean drinking water to 2.86 crore homes under the Water-Life Mission. Apart from this, it has been said to spend 2.87 lakh crore rupees on nutrition mission. Mission Nutrition 2.0 will be launched.