Budget 2013 Live: Chidambaram says no review of Income Tax slabs for this year

Feb 28 2013, 16:05 IST
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 P. Chidambaram says average economic growth rate in 11th Plan highest ever. (Express Photo) P. Chidambaram says average economic growth rate in 11th Plan highest ever. (Express Photo)
SummaryNirbhaya Fund' to empower women in the wake of the Delhi gangrape incident: FM

funds from the market, says FM

* Rs 5,000 crore will be made available to NABARD to finance construction of godowns and warehouses: FM

* Plan expenditure in 12th Five Year Plan revised to Rs 14,30,825 crore or 96 per cent of budgeted expenditure.

* Budget expenditure is Rs 16,65,297 crore and Plan expenditure Rs 5,55, 322 crore: FM

* Plan expenditure in 12th Five Year Plan revised to Rs 14,30,825 crore or 96 per cent of budgeted expenditure.

* Budget expenditure is Rs 16,65,297 crore and Plan expenditure Rs 5,55, 322 crore: FM.

* The revised expenditure target is Rs 14,30,825 crore or 96 per cent of Budget estimate for this fiscal. In 2013-14, the budget estimate is Rs 16,65,297 crore.

* One overarching goal to provide education and skills to youth for securing jobs in the 2013-14, says FM

* FM allocates Rs 41,561 crore for SC sub-plan; Rs 24,598 crore for tribal sub plan.

* Additional sum of Rs 200 crore to Women and Child Welfare Ministry to address issues of vulnerable women.

* Rs 3511 crore allocated to Minority Affairs Ministry which is 60 per cent of the revised estimates.

* Rs 110 crore to be allocated to the department of disability affairs, says FM.

* Rs 37,330 crore allocated for Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

* Rs 4,727 crore to be allocated for medical education and research. Rs 1,069 crore to be given to Department of Ayush. Rs. 65,867 crore allocated to Ministry of HRD in 2013-14: FM.

* Medical colleges in six more AIIMS-like institutions to start functioning this year; Rs 1650 crore allocated for the purpose.

* Rs 5,284 crore to various Ministries for scholarships for SC/ST, OBC and minority students.

* Rs 13,215 crore to be provided for mid-day meal scheme.

* Rs 17,700 crore to be allocated for Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS): FM

* Rs 15,260 crore to be allocated to Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

* Rs 80,194 crore allocation for Ministry of Rural Development in 2013-14. About Rs 33,000 crore for MGNREGA, says FM.

* Rs 80,194 crore allocated for rural development schemes.

* States which have completed Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana will be eligible for PMGSY-II, others will continue with PMGSY-I.

* Rs 14,873 crore for JNNURM for urban transportation in 2013-14 against Rs 7,880 crore in the current fiscal, says FM.

* Foodgrain production in 2012-13 will be over 250 million

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