Coal Ministry sees 48 per cent jump in budget allocation

The expenditure budget of Rs 1,159.05 crore in 2019-20, it includes Rs 1,097 crore on central sector schemes/projects.

Published: 05th July 2019 04:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th July 2019 04:38 PM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: The Budget allocation for the coal ministry has registered a jump of 48.2 per cent to Rs 1,159.05 crore in 2019-20 from Rs 781.85 crore in 2018-19.

The increase has been over the revised estimates of the 2018-19 budget, according to Budget documents. While the expenditure was at Rs 770.91 crore for 2018-19, in case of 2017-18 (actual) it was Rs 722.21 crore, it added.

The bulk of increase in the Budget allocation for 2019-20 is towards central sector schemes. The expenditure budget of Rs 1,159.05 crore in 2019-20, includes Rs 1,097 crore on central sector schemes/projects and Rs 23.15 crore on Coal Mines Pension Scheme.

The investment in public enterprises, including Coal India, has increased from Rs 20,121 crore in budget 2019-20, over the revised estimate of Rs 17,522.3 crore in 2018-19.

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