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Gender Budget increases by 38.6% in FY 2024-25

Gender Budget increases by 38.6% in FY 2024-25
  • As highlighted in the Interim Budget 2024-25 presented in Parliament yesterday i.e.February 1,2024 ,  Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi  firmly believes that  we need to focus on four major castes i.e.‘Garib’ (Poor), ‘Mahilayen’ (Women), ‘Yuva’ (Youth) and  ‘Annadata’(Farmer). Their needs, their aspirations, and their welfare are the Government 's highest priority.
  • In the FY 2024-25, the  Gender Budget has increased by 38.6% .
  • The highlights may be seen as below:-
  1. 43 Ministries/Departments/UTs have reported a total of Rs. 3.09 lakh crore in the Gender Budget Statement  2024-25 (Budget Estimates), as compared to Rs. 2.23 lakh crore in 2023-24.
  2. 38 Ministries/Departments and 5 UTs reported in either Part A or Part B
  3. 22 Ministries/Departments and 5 UTs reported in Part A (100% women specific schemes)
  4. 31 Ministries/Departments and 4 UTs reported in Part B (30-99% budgetary allocation for women)
  5. The quantum of Gender Budget reported in GBS 2024-25 is 38.6% more than budget estimates of 2023-24.
  6. The share of Gender Budget in the total Union Budget increased to 6.5% in 2024-25 from 5% in 2023-24.

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Published date : 03 Feb 2024 04:56PM

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