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Govt. abdicated responsibility in ensuring social security, says Right to Food Campaign -Jagriti Chandra

-The Hindu Major welfare schemes have faced cuts and deductions, it says. Instead of taking bold steps to counter rising hunger following the national lockdown last year, the Union Budget has responded by introducing “cuts and deductions” and “abdicating its responsibility in ensuring social security,” the Right to Food Campaign said on Wednesday. According to an analysis, the allocations for important food and nutrition programmes such as the POSHAN (or ICDS scheme) and...

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Union Budget And Other Economic Policies

KEY TRENDS   If one goes by the expenditure of major items, then according to the [inside]Union Budget 2021-22[/inside] (please click here to access): • Expenditure on Pension was decreased from Rs. 2,04,393 crore in 2020-21 (R.E.) to Rs. 1,89,328 crore in 2021-22 (B.E.). Budgetary allocation on Pension was Rs. 2,10,682 crore in 2020-21 (B.E.) • Budgetary allocation on Pension as a proportion of total budgetary expenditure was 6.93 percent in 2020-21 (B.E.),...

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