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Union Budget 2012: Measly spending on major social sectors

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 21:27

The policy commitment to lay emphasis on health during the 12th Five Year Plan does not get reflected in the Union Budget, with the government expenditure on this sector slated to increase marginally to 0.34 percent of the GDP during 2012-13.

Govt told to hike budget for child health, nutrition

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 17:39

The current allocation to tackle child health and nutrition, giving Rs.4 per child in an anganwadi centre, is too low, say experts, recommending a hike in Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) expenditure in the upcoming budget.