Thu. Apr 22nd, 2021


Budget 2021: Govt to provide Rs 35,000 crore for Covid-19 vaccination, says FM Nirmala SitharamanNEW DELHI: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Union Budget speech on Monday announced that government will provide Rs 35,000 crore for Covid-19 vaccination in 2021-22.

The govt is committed to providing more funds, she added.

In the Lok Sabha, the FM also announced health and well-being, financial capital, inclusive growth, human capital, innovation and R&D, Minimum government maximum governance as the six pillars of Union Budget.

The FM added that the govt is fully prepared to support and facilitate economic growth and they are introducing Aatmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana with an outlay of Rs 64,180 crore.

FM Sitharaman is presenting her first paperless union budget which has been touted as one of the most important budgets post the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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