Allocation for SCs and STs increased in Union Budget

NEW DELHI, Feb 1: Presenting the General Budget 2018-19 in Parliament here on Thursday, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said that the total earmarked allocation for SCs in 279 programmes has been increased from Rs 34,334 crore in 2016-17 to Rs 52,719 crore in RE 2017-18.
Likewise, for STs, earmarked allocation has been increased from Rs 21,811 crore in 2016-17 to Rs 32,508 crore in RE 2017-18 in 305 programmes.
The finance minister said that earmarked allocation has been further increased to Rs 56,619 crore for SCs and Rs 39,135 crore for STs in BE 2018-19, according to a news published in Business Standard.