Thursday, 2 February 2017

Budget 2017 For the poor; health care

Following are the highlights of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's 2017 Budget
speech.
The Union Budget 2017 was broadly focused on 10 broad themes — farmers, rural
population, youth, poor and health care for the underprivileged; infrastructure; financial
sector for stronger institutions; speedy accountability; public services; prudent fiscal
management; tax administration for the honest.

For the poor; health care
1. Mahila Shakthi Kendras - Rs. 500 cr allocated.
2. Nationwide scheme for pregnant women - Rs. 6000 each will be transferred.
3. For women and Kids - Rs. 1,84,632 cr. allocation investment
4. Affordable housing to be given infrastructure status.
5. Surplus liquidity - banks have already started reducing lending rates for housing
6. Elimination of tuberculosis by 2025 targeted.
7. 1.5 lakh health sub centres to be transformed into health wellness centre.
8. Two new AIIMS in Jharkhand and Gujarat.
9. Structural transformation of regulator framework for medical education in India
10. Allocation for Scheduled Caste - Rs. 52,393 crore
11. Aadhaar-based smartcards for senior citizens to monitor health.

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