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demands for grants, Finance Bill may escape scrutiny of Parliamentary panels -Shishir Sinha

-The Hindu Business Line Almost half of the budgetary exercise is over, but Parliament is yet to see formation of department-related standing committees (DRSC). This means demands for grants and the Finance Bill will not be vetted by DRSCs as of now. The Lok Sabha is scheduled to take up the Finance Bill for consideration and passage during the week starting July 15. There will also be discussions and voting on More »

Beside inconsistent data on coverage from different sources, target not achieved in case of PMKSY-Per Drop More Crop

ed from 0.021 percent in 2018-19 (B.E.) to 0.017 percent in 2019-20 (B.E.). Table 3: Budgetary allocation for PMKSY Per Drop More Crop (in Rs. Crore)   Source: (a) Notes on demands for grants 2019-20 for the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers' Welfare, please click here to access * Press Note on First Advance Estimate of National Income 2018-19, released on 7th January, 2019, MoSPI, please click here to acc

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There is so much confusion about the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana

only? Although the budget speech by the finance minister mentions that landholding farmer families, having cultivable land upto 2 hectares, would be covered under the PMKSN programme, the Notes on demands for grants 2019-20 for the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers' Welfare indicates that the Income Support Scheme is 100 percent funded by Government of India for augmenting income of farmers by providing income support to all landho

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Guillotine clash brews as govt tries to pass budget in Parliament paralysed by protests -Sanjay K Jha

on Tuesday set in motion an attempt to get the budget passed without discussion in a paralysed Parliament through a process known as the guillotine. Once the guillotine is applied, all outstanding demands for grants from various departments will be put to vote at once whether they are discussed or not. With protests aborting all business in both Houses since the session started on March 5, the government presented a revised list of business on T

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Despite having a food security legislation, spending on food subsidy is low

ndia’s GDP has shrunk over the years from 14.93 percent to 12.91 percent between 2011-12 and 2017-18.     About Food Subsidy and NFSA It can be inferred from the Notes on demands for grants 2017-2018 by the Department of Food and Public Distribution (please click here to access) that expenditure on food subsidy has three main components: * Food Subsidy to Food Corporation of India (FCI) under National Food Security Act

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Limited outreach of subsidised crop loan scheme among small & marginal farmers

References: Report of the Committee on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion (chaired by Deepak Mohanty), Reserve Bank of India, 28 March, 2016, please click here to access   Note for demands for grants 2016-17, Payments to Financial Institutions, Note for demands for grants 2007-08, Payments to Financial Institutions, Ministry of Finance,

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Union Budget 2016-17: Mere eyewash or some concrete steps

to access 14th Finance Commission (FFC) Report tabled in Parliament, Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Ministry of Finance, 24 February, 2015, please click here to access Note on demands for grants for Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers' Welfare (2016-17), Ministry of Agriculture, please click here to access Note on demands for grants for Department of Financial Serv

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Financing Swachh Bharat -Nitya Jacob

route will reduce. Additionally, there is the Swachh Bharat Kosh to tap CSR and non-resident resources. It is unclear if the cess will flow into this Kosh to be allotted to the State under their demands for grants. To date, the Kosh has disbursed funds worth ₹56.69 crore but it is not clear how much money has come into the Kosh. The Budget gave total exemption from tax to donations to the Kosh. However, in the past several months the amount ple

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Budget session 'surgery' on govt mind

government will try to pass the railway budget, discuss the general budget and introduce the appropriation bills relating to the demand for grants on account and the supplementary demands and excess demands for grants. It's these appropriation bills that the month-long recess allows the standing committees to discuss. The resulting amendments are voted on during the second leg, incorporated in the general budget and adopted.

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A budget for women -Yamini Mishra & Rebecca Reichmann Tavares

nalysis shows that over the last eight years the allocations for women as a proportion of the total budget have remained constant at approximately 5.5 per cent. Further, only about 30 per cent of the demands for grants, or estimates of expenditure, presented by Ministries/departments to the Union government are reported in the GBS. Further, allocations to the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), the nodal agency for women in the countr

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