Union Budget

KEY TRENDS

 
If one goes by the expenditure of major items, then according to the Union Budget 2018-19 (please click here to access):

• Expenditure on Pension was increased from Rs. 1,47,387 crore in 2017-18 (R.E.) to Rs. 1,68,466 crore in 2018-19 (B.E.)

• Expenditure on Fertiliser Subsidy was raised from Rs. 64,974 crore in 2017-18 (R.E.) to Rs. 70,080 crore in 2018-19 (B.E.)

• Expenditure on Food Subsidy was enhanced from Rs. 1,40,282 crore in 2017-18 (R.E.) to Rs. 1,69,323 crore in 2018-19 (B.E.)

• Expenditure on Petroleum Subsidy was raised from Rs. 24,460 crore in 2017-18 (R.E.) to Rs. 24,933 crore in 2018-19 (B.E.)

• Expenditure on Agriculture and Allied Activities was increased from Rs. 56,589 crore in 2017-18 (R.E.) to Rs. 63,836 crore in 2018-19 (B.E.)

• Expenditure on Education was raised from Rs. 81,869 crore in 2017-18 (R.E.) to Rs. 85,010 crore in 2018-19 (B.E.)

• Expenditure on Rural Development was enhanced from Rs. 1,35,604 crore in 2017-18 (R.E.) to Rs. 1,38,097 crore in 2018-19 (B.E.)

• Expenditure on Social Welfare was raised from Rs. 38,624 crore in 2017-18 (R.E.) to Rs. 44,220 crore in 2018-19 (B.E.) 

 

Please click here to access 'Know Your Budget' (published in 2018)

 

Union Budget Speech 2018-19 delivered by Arun Jaitley on 1 February, 2018 (please click here to access)

 

Please click here to access the Union Budget Primer, which has been prepared by Avinash Celestine for PRS Legislative Research, February, 2008.

 


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