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123% jump in money allocated for UPA flagship schemes

Govt managers project Rs 15.46 lakh crore allocation in 12th Plan to push inclusive growth further

Santosh Tiwari  |  New Delhi 

While the government is trying to curtail subsidies and other benefits by targeting them better through measures such as direct benefit transfer (DBT) during the 12th five-year Plan (2012-17) period, the money for 16 has also been raised by 123% with the objective of continuing with the inclusive growth witnessed since 2002.

A senior official from the Prime Minister’s Office said that a Planning Commission study indicated that growth had been more inclusive in the 11th Plan and the money spent on various schemes had started yielding good results. The government, obviously, wants to continue with this in the

The study shows that overall allocation for the on all 16 has been raised from Rs 6,93,347 crore in the 11th Plan to Rs 1,546,648 crore in the – an increase of 123.07%.

The Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) is set to witness the maximum increase of 395% with allocation going up from Rs 21,882 crore in the 11th Plan to Rs 1,08,503 crore in the 12th Plan.

The National Health Mission (NHM) is next in line with an increase of 278%. The money targeted for NHM has gone up to Rs 2,50,000 crore in the 12th Plan from Rs 66,127 crore in the 11th Plan.

The PMO official said that the reason for some of the schemes showing huge increase in allocation was that they had been restructured to cover a larger gamut.

Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) with 193% increase in allocation and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) with 185% hike are the other schemes where substantial hike is being targeted in the 12th Plan.

The schemes focussed on education – Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Mid Day Meal Scheme would also get substantially higher government funds in the 12th Plan.

The government’s frontline flagship scheme Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) money for 12th Plan is Rs 1,65,500 crore – 15.70% higher than the 11th Plan allocation of Rs 1,43,042 crore.

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), which has failed to deliver the required results in developing rural roads, has also been given 88.50% higher sum from Rs 65,790 crore in the 11th Plan to Rs 1,24,013 crore in the 12th Plan.

Major Hike In The Money For in 12th Plan
Flagship Schemes 11th Plan (In Rs Cr) 12th Plan (In Rs Cr) Increase (Per cent)
Integrated Child Development Service 21,882 108,503 395.86
National Health Mission 66,127 250,000 278.06
Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission 34,795 101,917 192.91
Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana 22,165 63,246 185.34
National Rural Livelihood Mission 11,320 29,006 156.24
Sarva Shiksah Abhiyan 77,576 192,726 148.44
Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water and Sanitation Mission 44,670 107,015 139.57
Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme 38,824 91,435 135.51
Mid Day Meal 38,490 90,155 134.23
Backward Region Grant Fund 35,334 76,678 117.01
National Social Assistance Program 24,161 48,642 101.32
Accelerated Power Development And Reform Programme 5,697 10,830 90.1
Pradahan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana 65,790 124,013 88.5
Indira Awas Yojana 41,823 63,585 52.03
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 143,042 165,500 15.7
Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana 21,651 23,397 8.07
Total 693347 1,546,648 123.07
Source: Planning Commission

First Published: Tue, January 01 2013. 14:34 IST