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Economic Survey 2018: social sector spending continues to hover around 6%

The Survey noted that there was an improvement in quantitative indicators such as enrolment levels, completion rates and other physical infrastructure

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The Economic Survey 2017-18 on Monday pointed that education, skill development and health, sanitation would continue to be the priority areas for the Central government. However, the expenditure on social infrastructure has continued to be around six per cent.

“The expenditure on social services by the Centre and States as a proportion of GDP had remained in the range of six per cent during 2012-13 to 2014-15. There has been a marginal decline to 5.8 per cent in 2015-16 which has further moved up to 6.6 per cent in 2017-18 (BE),” the Survey said.

The Survey noted that there was

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First Published: Jan 29 2018 | 4:08 PM IST

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