The central government has continued to support social programmes over the years. While the global financial crisis of 2008-09 and 2010-12 euro crisis resulted in a fall in its spending on the social sector, things have started to look good again in 2013-14. Here are key announcements made for the segment in the past 16 years.
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  • 1. The New Education Policy will be announced soon

  • 2. The government proposes to start a programme whereby urban local bodies across the country would provide internship opportunities to fresh engineers for a period up to one year.

  • 3. Under "Study in India" programme, Ind-SAT is proposed to be held in Asian and African countries.

  • 4. A National Police University and a National Forensic Science University are being proposed in the domain of policing science, forensic science, cyber-forensics etc.

  • 5. It is proposed to attach a medical college to an existing district hospital in PPP mode.

  • 6. Proposed to set up Viability Gap funding window for setting up hospitals in the PPP mode.

  • 7. Propose to expand Jan Aushadhi Kendra Scheme to all districts offering 2000 medicines and 300 surgicals by 2024.

  • 8. Provided for the health sector about Rs 69,000 crores that is inclusive of Rs 6400 crores for Prime Minister Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY)

  • 9. Total allocation for Swachh Bharat Mission is about Rs 12,300 crore in 2020-21

  • 10. During the year 2020-21 the Jal Jeevan Mission would be provided budget of Rs 11,500 crore.

  • 11. Propose to provide Rs 35,600 crore for nutrition-related programmes for the financial year 2020-21.

  • 12. This budget provides for about Rs 28,600 crore for programs that are specific to women.

  • 13. Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Other Backward classes, proposed a budget provision of about Rs 85,000 crore for 2020-21.

  • 14. Welfare of Scheduled tribes, provided an amount of about Rs 53,700 crore.

  • 15. An enhanced allocation of about Rs 9,500 crore is being provided for senior citizens and Divyang.

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  • 1. Pension benefit to about three crore retail traders & small shopkeepers whose annual turnover is less than 1.5 crore under a new Scheme namely Pradhan Mantri Karam Yogi Maandhan Scheme.

  • 2. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) aims to achieve the objective of “Housing for All” by 2022. A total of 1.54 crore rural homes have been completed in the last five years. In the second phase of PMAY-G, during 2019-20 to 2021-22, 1.95 crore houses are proposed to be provided to the eligible beneficiaries.

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  • 1. Rs 60,000 crore are being allocated for MGNREGA in BE 2019-20

  • 2. Announced setting up of the 22nd AIIMS in Haryana

  • 3. A National Artificial Intelligence portal will also be developed soon

  • 4. The Government will make 1 lakh villages into Digital Villages over next five years

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  • 1. Propose to treat education holistically without segmentation from pre-nursery to Class 12.

  • 2. By the year 2022, every block with more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal persons, will have an Ekalavya Model Residential School.

  • 3. Propose to launch a major initiative named ‘‘Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE) by 2022’’ with a total investment of Rs 1,00,000 crore in next four years.

  • 4. The government would launch the ‘‘Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF)’’ Scheme this year.

  • 5. Decided to allocate additional Rs 600 crore to provide nutritional support to all TB patients at the rate of `500 per month for the duration of their treatment.

  • 6. The government will expand the coverage under Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana by bringing all sixty crore basic accounts within its fold and undertake measures to provide services of micro insurance and unorganized sector pension schemes through these accounts.

  • 7. Setting up 24 new government medical colleges and hospitals by upgrading existing district hospitals in the country.

  • 8. Launch a scheme called Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan (GOBAR-DHAN) for management and conversion of cattle dung and solid waste in farms to compost, fertilizer, bio-gas and bio-CNG.

  • 9. Propose an earmarked allocation of Rs 56,619 crore for SCs and Rs 39,135 crore for STs in BE 2018-19.

  • 10.  Government’s estimated schematic budgetary expenditure on health, education and social protection for 2018-19 is Rs 1.38 lakh crore against estimated expenditure of Rs 1.22 lakh crore in BE 2017-18.

  • 11.  Launch a flagship National Health Protection Scheme to cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) providing coverage upto 5 lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.

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  • 1. An Innovation Fund for secondary education will be created to encourage local innovation for ensuring universal access, gender parity and quality improvement.

  • 2. Launched SWAYAM platform with at least 350 online courses.

  • 3. Proposed to launch the Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion programme at a cost of Rs 4,000 crore.

  • 4. The next phase of Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement will also be launched in 2017-18 at a cost of Rs 2,200 crore.

  • 5. Mahila Shakti Kendra will be set up at village level with an allocation of Rs 500 crores in 14 lakh ICDS Anganwadi Centres.

  • 6. For the welfare of women and children under various schemes across all ministries, stepped up the allocation from Rs 1,56,528 crore in BE 2016-17 to Rs 1,84,632 crores in 2017-18.

  • 7. For senior citizens, Aadhar based smart cards containing their health details will be introduced.

  • 8. The allocation for the welfare of scheduled castes has been stepped up from Rs38,833 crore in BE 2016-17 to Rs 52,393 crores in 2017-18, representing an increase of about 35%.

  • 9. The allocation for scheduled tribes has been increased to Rs 31,920 crore and for Minority Affairs to Rs 4,195 crore

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  • 1. Allocation for social sector including education and health care - Rs 1,51,581 crore

  • 2. Rs 2,000 crore allocated for initial cost of providing LPG connections to BPL families.

  • 3. New health protection scheme will provide health cover up to ` one lakh per family. For senior citizens an additional top-up package up to Rs 30,000 will be provided.

  • 4. 3,000 stores under Prime Minister's Jan Aushadhi Yojana will be opened during 2016-17.

  • 5. "Stand Up India Scheme" to facilitate at least two projects per bank branch. This will benefit at least 2.5 lakh entrepreneurs.

  • 6. National Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Hub to be set up in partnership with industry associations.

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  • 1. Government to work towards creating a functional social security system for all Indians, specially the poor and the under-privileged.

  • 2. Rs 1,000 crore to the Nirbhaya Fund

  • 3. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramin Kaushal Yojana to enhance the employability of rural youth

  • 4. Unclaimed deposits of about Rs 3,000 crores in the PPF, and approximately Rs 6,000 crores in the EPF corpus. The amounts to be appropriated to a corpus, which will be used to subsidize the premiums on these social security schemes through creation of a Senior Citizen Welfare Fund in the Finance Bill

  • 5. A new scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted Living Devices for senior citizens, living below the poverty line

  • 6. Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana to cover both natural and accidental death risk of Rs 2 lakh at premium of Rs 330 per year for the age group of 18-50

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  • 1. Rs 500 crore for "Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana" to augment power supply in rural areas.

  • 2. Rs 14,389 crore for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna(PMGSY)

  • 3. Initial sum of Rs 100 crore for "Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Programme" to encourage rural youth to take up local entrepreneurship programmes.

  • 4. New programme "Neeranchal" for watershed development country with an initial outlay of Rs 2,142 crore.

  • 5. For the welfare of the tribals "Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojna" launched with an initial allocation of Rs 100 crore.

  • 7. Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) revived for a limited period from August, 15, 2014 to August, 14, 2015 for senior citizens.

  • 8. Scheme for Assistance to Disabled Persons for purchase/fitting of Aids and Appliances (ADIP) extended to include contemporary aids and assistive devices.

  • 9. Rs 50 crore for pilot testing a scheme on "Safety for Women on Public Road Transport".

  • 10. Rs 150 crore allotted to increase the safety of women in large cities.

  • 11. Rs 100 crore for "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana", a focused scheme to generate awareness and help in improving the efficiency of delivery of welfare services meant for women.

  • 12. "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" to cover every household with sanitation facility by the year 2019.

  • 13. Rs 500 crore provided for "Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya New Teachers Training Programme" to infuse new training tools and motivate teachers.

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  • 1. Rs 27,258 crore provided for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA).

  • 2. An increase of 25.6 per cent over revised estimate of the current year for investments in Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA)

  • 3. Rs 13,215 crore for Mid-Day Meal Scheme.

  • 4. Rs 14,873 crore for JNNURM in budget estimates 2013/14 as against revised estimate of Rs 7,383 crore.

  • 5. Rs 9,954 crore and Rs 2,250 crore for Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana and National Food Security Mission, respectively.

  • 6. Augmentation in the budget allocation of Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) to Rs 455 crore in 2013-14. An additional Rs 200 crore proposed to be provided.

  • 7. A fund - "Nirbhaya Fund" - to be setup with government contribution of Rs 1,000 crore.

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  • 1. A new centrally sponsored scheme titled "National Mission on Food Processing" to be started in 2012-13 in co-operation with state governments.

  • 2. Rs 11,937 crore allocated for National Programme of Mid Day Meals in schools.

  • 3. An allocation of Rs 750 crore proposed for Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls, SABLA.

  • 4. Rs 3,124 crore provided for Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) representing an increase of 29 per cent over budget estimates of 2011-12.

  • 5. Allocation for NRHM up from from Rs 18,115 crore in 2011/12 to Rs 20,822 crore in 2012/13.

  • 6. National Urban Health Mission launched.

  • 7. Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana expanded to cover upgradation of seven more government medical colleges.

  • 8. Rs 3,915 crore for National Rural Livelihood Mission, an increase of 34 per cent.

  • 9. Rs 1,000 crore for National Skill Development Fund.

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  • 1. "Women’s SHG’s Development Fund" created with a corpus of Rs 500 crore.

  • 2. Allocation under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) increased from Rs 6,755 crore to Rs 7,860 crore.

  • 3. Allocation for social sector in 2011-12 (Rs 1,60,887 crore) increased by 17 per cent over current year.

  • 4. Allocation for Bharat Nirman programme increased by Rs 10,000 crore from the current year to Rs 58,000 crore in 2011/12.

  • 5. Rs 21,000 crore allocated for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, up 40 per cent from 2010/11.

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  • 1. The spending on social sector touched Rs 1,37,674 crore in 2010/11, which was 37 per cent of the total plan outlay in 2010/11.

  • 2. Allocation for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme stepped up to Rs 40,100 crore.

  • 3. Rs 48,000 crore for rural infrastructure programmes under Bharat Nirman.

  • 4. 26 per cent hike in Backward Region Grant Fund from Rs 5,800 crore in 2009/10 to Rs 7,300 crore in 2010/11.

  • 5. Rs 1,270 crore for Rajiv Awas Yojana.

  • 6. Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana, part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission, launched with a provision of Rs 100 crore.

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  • 1. Allocation under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) up by 87 per cent to Rs 12,887 crore in 2009/10.

  • 2. Allocation under NREGS up 144 per cent to Rs 39,100 crore.

  • 3. Allocation for Bharat Nirman increased by 45 per cent.

  • 4. Allocation under Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) increased by 63 per cent to Rs 8,800 crore.

  • 5. New scheme Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) with an allocation of Rs 100 crore launched on pilot basis for integrated development of 1,000 villages having population of scheduled castes above 50 per cent.

  • 6. Allocation under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) increased by Rs 2,057 crore over interim budget estimate in 2009-/10 of Rs 12,070 crore.

  • 7. Allocation under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana increased by 40 per cent over previous allocation to Rs 350 crore.

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  • 1. Rs 8,000 crore for mid-day meal.

  • 2. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya : Rs 130 crore provided in 2008-09.

  • 3. National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship: Rs 750 crore allocated to build up a corpus of Rs 3,000 crore in four years.

  • 4. Nehru Yuva Kendra: Rs 10 crore allocated in 2008-09 to set up a Kendra in 123 districts.

  • 5. Allocation for Integrated Child Development Services enhanced from Rs 5,293 crore in 2007-08 to Rs 6,300 crore in 2008-09.

  • 6. NREGS to be rolled out to all 596 rural districts in India with provision of Rs 16,000 crore.

  • 7. Allocation for JNNURM increased to Rs 6,866 crore in 2008-09 from Rs 5,482 crore in 2007-08.

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  • 1. Increase in provision for Bharat Nirman by 31.6% from Rs 18,696 crore to Rs 24,603 crore.

  • 2. Allocation for Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission to be increased from Rs 4,680 crore to Rs 5,850 crore.

  • 3. National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme to be introduced to arrest drop out ratio.

  • 4. Transfer to Prarambhik Shiksha Kosh to increase from Rs 8,746 crore to Rs 10,393 crore.

  • 5. Rs 12,000 crore for NREGS.

  • 6. Increase in allocation for Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rojgar Yojana from Rs 250 crore to Rs 344 crore.

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  • 1. National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme launched; in the current year, Rs 11,700 crore to be spent to create rural employment.

  • 2. Rs 8,746 crore to be transferred to the Prarambhik Siksha Kosh from revenues through education cess.

  • 3. Mid-day Meal Scheme: Allocation to be enhanced from Rs 3,010 crore to Rs 4,813 crore.

  • 4. Provision for Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission to be increased from Rs 3,645 crore to Rs 4,680 crore.

  • 5. National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme: allocation of Rs 14,300 crore for rural employment in 2006-07 with Rs 11,300 crore under NREG Act and Rs 3000 crore under SGRY

  • 6. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission: estimated outlay of Rs 6,250 crore for 2006-07 with grant of Rs 4,595 crore.

  • 7. Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Scheme: Rs 128 crore provided and an additional sum of Rs 172 crore to be provided during the year.

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  • 1. Mid-day meal scheme: Increased allocation from Rs 1,675 crore in 2004/05 to Rs 3,010 crore in 2005/06

  • 2. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan: Allocation increased to Rs 7,156 crore in 2005/06

  • 3. Indira Awas Yojana: Allocation increased to Rs 2,750 crore in 2005/06

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  • 1. Antyodaya Anna Yojna: Provision of Rs 3,500 crore included in the allocation for food subsidy

  • 2. Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission: Allocation of Rs 2,610 crore for Accelerated Rural Water supply programme

  • 3. Allocation for Indira Awas Yojna raised by Rs 537 crore to Rs 2,247 crore