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As Madhya Pradesh election nears, one-third of Budget set aside for women

Women centric-budget in election year

Illustration: Ajay Mohanty
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Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

Sandeep Kumar
During Madhya Pradesh’s Budget in the election year, special attention has been given to half the population — that is, women.

One-third of the Budget of Rs 3.14 trillion — that is, about Rs 1.02 trillion — is for women.

For instance, for the first year of ‘Laadli Behna’, a new scheme that will give Rs 1,000 per month to women, has been budgeted at Rs 8,000 crore.

Recently, the state Cabinet had approved the scheme, under which Rs 1,000 will be deposited in the bank accounts of every woman in the age group of 23-60 years.

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First Published: Mar 03 2023 | 6:29 PM IST

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