Assam gets less money from centre for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

Grants for National Health Mission from centre have been reduced

GN Bureau | February 15, 2017


#education   #mid-day meals   #budget   #Assam government   #Himanta Biswa Sarma  
 Himanta Biswa Sarma at a discussion in Gauhati University on Assam Budget 2017
Himanta Biswa Sarma at a discussion in Gauhati University on Assam Budget 2017

The Assam government has proposed to provide eggs twice a week to all 42.61 lakh children under the mid-day meal programme. The estimated cost will be Rs 130 crore. In order to make funds available on time, the state will bear the centre’s cost until it is reimbursed by the centre, showed an analysis of the Assam budget carried out by PRS legislative services.

 
 
The analysis showed that grants for Sarva Siksha Abhiyan from centre have been reduced from Rs 1,630 crore in 2016-17 to Rs 1,600 crore in 2017-18. Also, the grants for National Health Mission from centre have been reduced from Rs 1,440 crore in 2016-17 to Rs 1,331 crore in 2017-18.

 
The budget proposes to extend coverage to workers in 320 tea gardens through mobile medical units. Rs 12,000 will be provided for pregnant women in tea garden areas. The essential drugs list has brought 207 more drugs under the list thereby taking the total to 407.
 
Rs 2,177 crore is estimated to be spent under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, while Rs 1,060 crore is estimated to be spent under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
 
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma presented the budget for Assam for financial year 2017-18 on February 7, 2017. The revenue surplus for the next financial year is targeted at Rs 2,400 crore, or 0.93% of the state Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Fiscal deficit is targeted at Rs 7,702 crore (2.98% of state GDP).
 
The departments of health, water resources, and rural development saw increases in allocations for the year 2017-18. On the other hand, the department of roads and bridges witnessed a decrease in allocation.
 
For promotion of banking, Rs 5,000 each will be given to tea plantation workers who have opened bank accounts.
 
Rs 5 crore has been allocated to provide two-wheelers to 1,000 top-ranking girl students who pass high school in 2017.
 
 

Comments

 

Other News

How the Great War of Mahabharata was actually a world war

Mahabharata: A World War By Gaurang Damani Sanganak Prakashan, 317 pages, Rs 300 Gaurang Damani, a Mumbai-based el

Budget expectations, from job creation to tax reforms…

With the return of the NDA to power in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, all eyes are now on finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s full budget for the FY 2024-25. The interim budget presented in February was a typical vote-on-accounts, allowing the outgoing government to manage expenses in

How to transform rural landscapes, design 5G intelligent villages

Futuristic technologies such as 5G are already here. While urban users are reaping their benefits, these technologies also have a potential to transform rural areas. How to unleash that potential is the question. That was the focus of a workshop – “Transforming Rural Landscape:

PM Modi visits Rosatom Pavilion at VDNKh in Moscow

Prime minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by president Vladimir Putin, visited the All Russian Exhibition Centre, VDNKh, in Moscow Tuesday. The two leaders toured the Rosatom Pavilion at VDNKh. The Rosatom pavilion, inaugurated in November 2023, is one of the largest exhibitions on the histo

Let us pledge to do what we can for environment: President

President Droupadi Murmu on Monday morning spent some time at the sea beach of the holy city of Puri, a day after participating in the annual Rath Yatra. Later she penned her thoughts about the experience of being in close commune with nature. In a message posted on X, she said:

PM leaves for Russia, Austria

All eyes are on the Narendra Modi-Vladimir Putin meeting, as the prime minister left Monday for an official visit of Russia as also of Austria. In the ‘departure statement, the PM said, “I am embarking on an official visit to the Russian Federation for the 22nd Annual Summit and

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter