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Allocation for SCs And STs increased


Presenting the General Budget 2018-19 in Parliament here today, the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitely said that the total earmarked allocation for SCs in 279 programmes has been increased from Rs.34,334 crore in 2016-17 to Rs.52,719 crore in RE 2017-18. Likewise, for STs, earmarked allocation has been increased from Rs.21,811 crore in 2016-17 to Rs.32,508 crore in RE 2017-18 in 305 programmes. The Finance Minister said that earmarked allocation has been further increased to Rs.56,619 crore for SCs and Rs.39,135 crore for STs in BE 2018-19.

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First Published: Thu, February 01 2018. 00:20 IST