Budget 2023: Govt’s Earnings Vs Spending, How Is Govt Spending taxpayers’ money?

How Govt will earn
Re 1 in FY24

As per Budget 2023-24, for every rupee in the government coffer
- 58 paise will come from direct and indirect taxes
- 34 paise from borrowings and other liabilities
- 6 paise from non-tax revenue like disinvestment
- 2 paise from non-debt capital receipts 

GST contribution
to Govt coffer 

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Goods and Services Tax (GST) will contribute 17 paise in every rupee of revenue, while corporation tax will account for 15 paise

Govt’s earnings from
different sources 

In a massive move, FM Sitharaman has raised the tax exemption limit for leave encashment from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 25 lakh for non-government salaried employees

How Govt spends
its money 

As per the Union Budget 2023-24, this is the breakup of how the government spends its money

Govt’s earnings
from banks 

The government expects to earn a 17 per cent higher dividend at Rs 48,000 crore from the RBI, public sector banks and other financial institutions in 2023-24

Govt’s total expenditure 

FM Nirmala Sitharaman has pegged the total expenditure in Budget 2023-24 at Rs 45,03,097 crore

Govt’s revenue forgone 

FM Nirmala Sitharaman said that India will lose Rs 35,000 crore of net tax revenue to provide relief to the middle-income group

Budget allocation
for Railways 

The government will spend Rs 2.41 lakh crore on construction of new lines, doubling, rolling stock and investment in Railways PSUs

Budget allocation
on Petroleum 

The government will spend Rs 30,000 crore on capital support for state-run Oil Marketing Companies. OMCs had suffered cumulative losses of Rs 27,276 crore in the first half of FY23

Govt spending
on Healthcare 

The Union Budget 2023 has allocated a whopping Rs 88,956 crore to healthcare expenditure 

Govt spending on
Defence sector 

The government has allocated nearly Rs 6 lakh crore to the Defence sector for the upgrade of Army, Navy and Air Force

Govt spending on water
supply, sanitation 

The  government will invest Rs 13,539 crore under the Jal Jeevan Mission/National Rural Drinking Water Mission

Govt spending on
police forces

The  government has allocated a substantial amount for improving infrastructure and modernisation of police forces

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