|Union Budget 2020-21 allocates Rs 35,600 crore for Nutrition-related Programmes for 2020-21|
Union Budget 2020-21 allocates Rs 35,600 crore for Nutrition-related Programmes for 2020-21
Union Budget 2020-21: The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, unveiled several key proposals with a focus on women and child, and on social welfare, in the Union Budget 2020-21 presented in Parliament.
Smt. Sitharaman proposed to provide Rs 35,600 crore for nutrition-related programmes for the year 2020-21. She drew attention to the ‘Poshan Abhiyan’ which was launched in 2017-18 to improve the nutritional status of children (0-6 years), adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers. The Union Minister further said that more than six lakh anganwadi workers had been equipped with smart phones to upload the nutritional status of more than 10 crore households, which was an unprecedented development.
Highlighting the government’s continued commitment to the welfare of women, the Finance Minister proposed an outlay of about Rs 28,600 crore for programs that were specific to women.