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State govts worry as Centre plans to trim schemes in upcoming Budget

Govt looks to rationalise centrally sponsored schemes due to fiscal constraints

Union Budget | Coronavirus | Indian Economy

Dilasha Seth  |  New Delhi 

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Currently, centrally sponsored schemes (CSS), at an allocation of Rs 3.4 trillion, make up for about 9 per cent of the Union Budget

As fiscal constraints and the need to allocate funds for Covid vaccination are pushing the Union government to rationalise and even discontinue some of the centrally sponsored as well as central sector schemes in the Budget-making process, Opposition states have raised concern over such a move.



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First Published: Fri, December 18 2020. 06:10 IST