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Budget for minority affairs ministry nearly halves in RE for FY23

The Budget Estimates represent the government's wishes and ambitions regarding the money it wants to spend

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The Ministry of Minority Affairs informed the Lok Sabha (LS) last week that in 2022-23, it had been allotted Rs 5,020.5 crore; in the Revised Estimates, had got Rs 2,612.66 crore; and had spent, until the end of March this year, Rs 712.5 crore.

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Smriti Zubin Irani was responding to a question in the LS by Member of Parliament from  Kerala’s Ponnani and Indian Union Muslim League leader E T Mohammed Basheer who questioned why funds allocated for the implementation of several projects related to minority welfare had not been properly utilised.

The minister rebutted

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First Published: Mar 26 2023 | 10:23 PM IST

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