Question of The Day03-02-2021

The outlay for which of the following has seen an increase of 137% in Union Budget 2021-22? 

Answer

Correct Answer : d ) Health and Wellbeing

Explanation :

Union budget 2021-22 has been laid in the Parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

  • Outlay for health and wellbeing in Union Budget 2021-22 increased from Rs. 94,452 crore to Rs. 2,23,846 crore.
  • This is an increase of 137% from last year. Rs. 35,000 crore has been allocated for COVID-19 vaccine in Budget Estimate 2021-22.
  • As per Union Budget 2021-22, Made-in-India Pneumococcal Vaccine will be launched all over India. Pneumococcal Vaccine will save 50,000 child deaths annually.  
  • Union Budget 2021-22 announces that PM AatmaNirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana will be launched as a new centrally sponsored scheme with an outlay of Rs 64,180 crore over 6 years.

Hence, (d) is the correct answer.

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