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Minority Affairs allocation up by 9.6 percent ahead of UP polls 

In the previous year, the allocation for the Ministry has been Rs 3,827.25 crore in 2016-17. Presenting the budget on Wednesday Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated a hike of Rs 367.75 crores to Mi

Published: 01st February 2017 12:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2017 12:29 PM   |  A+A-

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and members of his team on the even of annual budget presentation. (Shekhar Yadav | EPS)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Union Minority Affairs received Rs 4195 crore in the 2017-18 general budget, a rise of 9.6 percent from the previous year.

In the previous year, the allocation for the Ministry has been Rs 3,827.25 crore in 2016-17. Presenting the budget on Wednesday Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated a hike of Rs 367.75 crores to Minority Affairs budget.

The government has done away with the plan and non-plan heads of the budget instead this expenditure will be outcome based. The budget will be utilised in executing the umbrella schemes for minority communities like - Muslims, Sikhs, Jains Christians and Parsis.

The increased allocation has come as elections are pending in several states, most importantly in Uttar Pradesh. Last year the increase was a meagre Rs 89 crore.



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