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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Budget 2018 Highlights - Government launches world's largest health care programme

Government launches world's largest health care programme:

Government will contribute 12 per cent of wages of all new members of EPFO across sectors for 3 years:

Propose an outlay of Rs 7140 crore for the textile sector

Have decided to take healthcare protection to a new aspirational level. Launching a flagship National Health Protection Scheme to cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable families, benefiting approx. 50 crore,

National Health Protection Scheme for 10 crore poor families to get a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually. The scheme may be extended to cover more people if successful

Higher allocation to infra capital expenditure in the Budget can be a boost to rural roads construction –

Scheme for revitalizing school infrastructure, with an allocation of 1 lakh crore rupees over four years. Called RISE - Revitalizing Infrastructure in School Education:

By 2022, every block with more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal people will have 'Ekalavya' school at par with Navodaya Vidyalas

This will be the world's largest government-funded health care programme covering 10 crore poor families, 50 crore beneficiaries - providing them up to Rs5 lakh per family per year for hospitalization

4400 villages along the Ganga river have been declared Open Defecation Free:

In a bid to take healthcare protection to a new aspirational level arunjaitley allocates 1200 cr for better healthcare facilities

Govt to allocate Rs. 600 cr to provide nutritional support to all TB patients at Rs.500/mth during treatment.

Allocate Rs 2,600 Cr Under Ground Water Irrigation Plan In 96 Districts

FM Says Propose To Earmark Rs 56,000 Cr For SCs & Rs 39,000 Cr For STs

Government proposes to allot Rs 3794 crore for MSME sector: Finance Minister

Government allocates Rs 3 lakh crore for lending under the Mudra scheme:

Finance Minister says Allocate Rs 1.38 lk cr in FY19 for govt health & education programmes; Will soon announce measures for SME NPAs

10 cr families will be provided Rs 5 lakh cover per family per year for treatment under National Health Protection scheme.

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