Budget 2016: Here’s what Arun Jaitley proposed for the social sector including health

Here's what Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has alloacated in his Budget 2016-17 for social sector spending, including healthcare.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 29, 2016 7:17 pm
arun jaitley, arun jaitley, jnu, jnu row, budget session Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Here’s what Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has alloacated in his Budget 2016-17 for social sector spending, including healthcare.

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* Allocation for social sector including education and health care – Rs 1,51,581 crore.

* Rs 2,000 crore allocated for initial cost of providing LPG connections to BPL families.

* New health protection scheme will provide health cover up to Rs One lakh per family.

* For senior citizens an additional top-up package up to Rs 30,000 will be provided.

* 3,000 Stores under Prime Minister’s Jan Aushadhi Yojana will be opened during 2016-17.

* ‘National Dialysis Services Programme’ to be started under National Health Mission through PPP mode

* “Stand Up India Scheme” to facilitate at least two projects per bank branch.

* This scheme will benefit at least 2.5 lakh entrepreneurs.

* National Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Hub to be set up in partnership with industry associations

* Allocation of Rs 100 crore each for celebrating the Birth Centenary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay and the 350th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.

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