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Budget Highlights 2015-16

28th February 2015

The Plan outlay of 2015-16 reflects the compositional shift in the allocations for various Programmes and Schemes in view of higher devolution; 42% of Union Taxes, to States as per the recommendation of 14th Finance Commission. Consequent to this substantially higher devolution, many schemes on the state subjects are to be delinked from Central support. However, keeping in mind that some of these schemes represent national priorities especially those targeted at poverty alleviation, Centre has decided that it will continue to contribute to such schemes. Besides, the schemes mandated by legal obligations and those backed by Cess collection have been fully provided for. Centre has also decided to support fully for some schemes which are targeted to the benefits of socially disadvantaged group. Only 8 Centrally Sponsored Schemes are to be delinked from support from the Centre. In case of some Centrally Sponsored Schemes, the Centre:State funding pattern will undergo a change with States to contribute higher share. Details of changes in sharing pattern will have to be worked out by administration ministries. The details of Plan outlays in 2015-16 indicated below are to be seen against this backdrop.

To enhance public spending in the economy, government has significantly enhanced the capital expenditure despite fiscal pressure. In comparison to capital spending of Rs.192378 crore in RE 2014-15, the capital spending will be Rs 241431 crore in 2015-16. This will be a growth of 25.5 per cent.

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme:  (Rs. in Crore)

- 34699 for providing a legal guarantee of 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to every rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. All the districts covering rural areas have been brought under NREGA with effect from 01.04.2008.

National Livelihood Mission (Rural & Urban): 

- 3343 for reducing poverty by enabling the poor Rural and Urban households to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities. It would ensure adequate coverage of vulnerable sections of the society including SCs/STs, women, minorities and persons with disabilities.

Housing for all (Rural and Urban): 

- 14200 for providing assistance to rural and urban BPL households for construction of houses and upgradation of kutcha houses. 60% of the total allocation is for construction of houses for BPL families of SCs/STs. Sardar Patel Urban Housing Scheme will address the housing requirement of urban poor.

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana: 

- 14291 for providing connectivity to eligible unconnected rural habitations through good all-weather roads. The systematic upgradation of existing rural roads is also an essential component of the scheme.

National Social Assistance Programme: 

- 9074 for ensuring minimum national standard for social assistance to poor in addition to the benefits that States are providing.

- 6000 SWACHH BHARAT

- 2500 National Rural Drinking Water Programme for supplementing the States in their effort to provide safe drinking water to all rural habitations. - 3500 Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for rural sanitation.

IRRIGATION

5300 Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana 

- 1800 Development of Micro irrigation (per drop more crop)

1500 Integration Watershed Development Programme

2000 Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichai Yojana (including acccelerated irrigation benefit and flood management programme)

AGRICULTURE

12257 Krishonnati Yojana (Centre and State) of which

- 4500 for Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (State Plan).

- 2823 for National Crop Insurance Programme.

- 1300 for National Food Security Mission.

- 835 for National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, DAIRYING AND FISHERIES

- 482 Dairy Vikas Abhiyan

- 411 Blue Revolution (including inland and marine fisharies)

FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION

- 90 for construction of Godowns by Food Corporation of India/State Governments.

- 155 for construction of warehousing capacity

- 80 for computerization of Public Distribution System operations.

ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS

- 688 for Forestry (National Afforestation and EcoDevelopment) and Wild Life.

- 758 for Ecology and Environment.

MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

- 1050 for Prime Ministerís Employment Generation Programme

- 300 for Infrastructure Development and Capacity Building

CONSUMER AFFAIRS

- 120 for Consumer Awareness and Consumer Protection.

- 33 for strengthening Weights and Measures.

SCHOOL EDUCATION AND LITERACY

- 22000 for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

- 8900 for National Programme of Mid Day Meals in Schools

- 3565 for Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan.

HIGHER EDUCATION

- 6705 for Technical Education.

- 3905 for University Grants Commission.

- 1155 for Rashtriya Uchchtar Shiksha Abhiyan.

- 200 for National Mission in Education through ICT

WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

- 8754 for Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS).

- 402 for Integrated Child Protection Scheme.

- 438 for Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana.

- 100 for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

- 2510 Digital India Programme and telecommunication and Electronic Industries (Umbrella Programme)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

- 2400 for schemes under Universal Service Obligation Fund (Rural and Remote telephony).

- 2400 for Network for Defence Services.

HEALTH

- 18000 National Health Mission.

- 5174 Medial and Public Health.

- 630 Medical Institutions.

AYUSH

- 137 for development of Ayurveda system.

- 89 for development of Unani system.

- 126 for development of Homoeopathy system

- 54 for development of Yoga and Naturopathy system.

INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING

- 635 for broadcasting sector.

- 71 for information sector.

- 208 for film sector

URBAN DEVELOPMENT

- 6000 Urban Rejuvenation Mission - 500 habitation and mission for development of 100 smart cities.

- 8385 for equity investment in Metro Rail Projects.

- 200 for National Heritage Cities Programme.

- 40003 MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT & HIGHWAYS of which

- 29420 Investment of National Highways Authority of India including Remittance of Toll.

- 1200 Special programme for development of Road Connectivity in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas

- 4000 Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North East Region.

POWER 

- 4500 for Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram JyotiYojana.

TEXTILES 

- 1520 for Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme. 

- 257 Development of mega clusters.

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT 

- 1599 for Post-Matric scholarship for Scheduled Castes 

- 885 for Post-Matric scholarship for Other Backward Classes

DISABILITY AFFAIRS

 - 125 for Aids and Appliances for Handicapped 

- 105 for various National Institutes for Disabled Persons

TRIBAL AFFAIRS 

- 1367 Assistance for scheme under provisio (I) of Article 275 (1) of the Constitution. 

- 1250 Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-plan 

- 1137 Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST children

DEVELOPMENT OF NORTH EASTERN REGION 

- 225 for NE Roads Corporation for speedy development of roads in NE areas. 

- 125 for promotion of Organic Farming in NE States. 

- 90 for Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (Central).

MINORITY AFFAIRS 

- 1244 for Multi-Sectoral Development Programmes for Minorities.

- 1540 Pre and Post Matric scholarship.

HOME AFFAIRS 

- 990 Border area development Programme. 

- 150 for backend integration of distress signal from victims with mobile vans and control rooms (from Nirbhaya fund).

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

- 600 for Science & Engineering Research Board. 

- 545 for Alliance and R&D Mission. 

- 330 for multi-disciplinary research in frontier areas of Science & Technology (Research and Development Support). 

- 154 for Technology Development Programme 

- 137 for Technical Research Centers.

SPACE 

- 412 for GSAT

-18 Satellite - Launch Services. 

- 312 for PSLV-C Project. 

- 235 for GSAT

-17 Satellite - Launch Services. 

- 195 for GSLV - Operational (including Mk-III Operational). 

- 120 for GSLV Mk-III Development. 

- 150 for Semi Cryogenic Engine Development 

- 120 for Second Vehicle Assembly Building 

- 120 for Navigational Satellite System 

- 120 for GSAT-15 Satellite

CIVIL AVIATION 

- 2500 for equity infusion in Air India Limited.

ATOMIC ENERGY 

- 3819 for Research and Development. 

- 940 for Industries Sector Projects. 

- 241 for Mineral Sector Projects. 

NUCLEAR POWER 

- 400 for loans to Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (BHAVINI) 

- 178 for investment under NPCIL 

- 120 for Neighbourhood Development Project (in Kudankulam) under DAE

EARTH SCIENCES 

- 294 for strengthening research facilities for the Polar Sciences and Cryosphere activities. 

- 250 for augmentation, operation and maintenance of Atmospheric Observation Systems Network to improve operational weather services and monsoon forecast. 

- 175 for Seismological and Geo Science Research and promote extramural research.

SPORTS 

- 100 for the scheme of enhancement of Sports facilities at Jammu & Kashmir.

 - 100 for the scheme of Young Leaders Programme. 

- 100 National Sports Talent Search System Programme identifying young sporting talent. 

RASHTRIYA KALA SANSKRITI VIKAS 

- 325 for Archaeological Survey of India. 

CHEMICALS AND PETROCHEMICALS 

- 84 for Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology. 

PHARMACEUTICALS 

- 99 for 8 National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER).

INDUSTRY 

- 1200 for Grants to Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project 

- 310 for Investment Promotion/ Make in India. 

- 166 for Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme. 

- 150 for North East Industrial & Investment Policy 

- 150 for Indian Leather Development Programme 

POSTS 

- 363 for IT induction, modernisation and postal operations.

FINANCE 

- 7940 for recapitalisation of Public Sector Banks to help them maintain comfortable level of CRAR in compliance with Basel III norms. 

- 1300 for equity support to EXIM Bank to increase its paid up capital. 

- 300 for subscription to the share capital of NABARD. 

- 250 for financial support to SIDBI to set up Credit Guarantee Fund for Factoring.

WATER RESOURCES RIVER DEVELOPMENT AND GANGA REJUVENATION 

- 2100 Namami Gange for cleaning of the Holy Ganga LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT 

- 1291 Social Security for Unorganized workers scheme 

- 220 Improvement in working condition of Child Woman Labour 

RENEWABLE ENERGY 

- 2410 Grid Interactive and Distributed Renewable Power 

- 131 Renewable Energy for Rural Applications

FERTILIZER 

- 133.83 lakh MT of Nitrogenous Fertiliser production targeted. 

- 47.39 lakh MT of Phosphatic Fertiliser production targeted. 

COAL AND LIGNITE 

- 700 million tones of domestic production of Coal has been estimated during 2014-15, which is projected to be met from Coal India Limited and others. 

- 25.67 million tones of Lignite production estimated during 2014-15.

STEEL

 - 33.00 million tonnes of Iron ore production targeted by National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. 

- 18.95 million tones of saleable steel production by Steel Authority of India Ltd. and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. targeted. 

NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY 

- 4460 MW Grid-interactive Power capacity addition from wind, small hydro, biomass power/cogeneration, urban and industrial waste to energy and solar power. 

- 1.10 lakh - construction of family type Biogas plants.

RAILWAYS 

- 2500 kilometers of track renewal. 

- 1600 kilometers of electrification. 

- 500 kilometers of gauge conversion. 

- 300 kilometers of new lines. 

- 1000 kilometers of doubling. 

- 636 locos additional manufacture.

Source: indiabudget.nic.in