Govt seeks Parl nod for Rs 45K cr extra expense

The government Monday sought approval from Parliament for gross additional expenditure of Rs 44,945.52 crore during the current fiscal, of which fertilisers subsidy alone would account for Rs 5,000 crore.

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2010, 13:35 PM IST

New Delhi: The government Monday sought
approval from Parliament for gross additional expenditure of Rs 44,945.52 crore during the current fiscal, of which fertilisers subsidy alone would account for Rs 5,000 crore.

The proposal involves net cash outgo of Rs 19,812.37
crore.

The government has sought extra subsidy of Rs 1,000 crore
on imported decontrolled fertilisers and Rs 4,000 crore for
indigenous decontrolled fertilisers.

The supplementary demands for grants for 2010-11 were
presented in Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee
amidst din over demand of a joint parliamentary committee
probe by opposition in the spectrum allocation issue.
"Proposals involving net cash outgo will not result in any
significant variation in deficient projected in budget
estimates 2010-11," the paper placed in Parliament said.

The additional expenditure required by Ministry of
Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution for payment of
food subsidy was in excess of Rs 5,000 crore.
Other big expenditure heads include Ministry of Home
Affairs Rs 2,000 crore and Ministry of Rural Development Rs
3,000 crore.

PTI