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LS okays Rs 2.35 trn extra spending, bulk to be spent on public schemes

FM also said that probably for the first time the government has sought such a huge amount in the first batch of the supplementary demands for grants

Nirmala Sitharaman
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The minister said the government has sought Rs 40,000 crore towards MNREGA, thus taking the total outgo towards Rs 1 trillion, the highest so far.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that bulk of the additional spending sought in the first batch of the supplementary demands for grants would be spend on people-centric schemes to help them amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The minister also said that probably for the first time the government has sought such a huge amount in the first batch of the supplementary demands for grants.

Later, Lok Sabha approved the supplementary demands for additional spending of Rs 2.35 trillion, which include a cash outgo of Rs 1.66 trillion, primarily to meet expenses for combating the Covid-19 pandemic.

The minister said

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First Published: Sep 18 2020 | 11:12 PM IST

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