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Budget has taken care of common man: Sibal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Kapil Sibal

Welcoming the increased allocation for education as well as telecom sectors in the Budget, Union Minister Kapil Sibal today said the interest of the common man has been taken care of.

Sibal said he was happy with the increased budgetary allocation of Rs 52,000 crore for the education sector and around Rs 25,000 crore for the telecommunications sector.

"I am happy with the allocation made for the education sector. The total allocation is about Rs 52,000 crore. I am also happy about the allocation made for telecom sector which is about Rs 25,000 crore," the Union Minister for HRD and Telecom said.

Sibal said the 'aam aadmi' is being looked after in the Budget and so many steps are being taken for fiscal consolidation.

First Published: Mon, February 28 2011. 14:08 IST