Budget 2016: Here’s what Arun Jaitley has announced for the rural sector

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech on Monday announced an allocation of Rs 87,765 crore for the rural sector. We give you a break down of what the Modi government has planned.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 29, 2016 3:42 pm
Rita and Neelam Class 2nd students doing their homework before Sunset at village Kamradhi Block in Morni due to No Electricity Connection in the Village in District Panchkula on Thursday, August 27 2015. Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech on Monday announced an allocation of Rs 87,765 crore for the rural sector. We give you a break down of what the Modi government has planned.

Watch Budget 2016: Editors First Take on Arun Jaitley’s Announcements

* Rs 2.87 lakh crore will be given as Grant in Aid to Gram Panchayats and Municipalities as per the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission

* Every block under drought and rural distress will be taken up as an intensive Block under the Deen Dayal Antyodaya Mission

* A sum of Rs 38,500 crore allocated for MGNREGS.

* 300 Rurban Clusters will be developed under the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission

* 100% village electrification by 1st May, 2018.

* District Level Committees under Chairmanship of senior most Lok Sabha

* MP from the district for monitoring and implementation of designated

* Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes.

* Priority allocation from Centrally Sponsored Schemes to be made to reward villages that have become free from open defecation.

* A new Digital Literacy Mission Scheme for rural India to cover around 6 crore additional household within the next 3 years.

* National Land Record Modernisation Programme has been revamped.

* New scheme Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan proposed with allocation of Rs 655 crore.

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