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Government allocates Rs.9,000 crore for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan;Rs.38,500 crore for MNREGA

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New Delhi: The central government on Monday announced allocation of Rs.9,000 crore for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign) in the country.

"The concept of Swachh Bharat was very close to the heart of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. Keeping this in mind, the government has decided to allocate Rs.9,000 crore for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan," said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, presenting the general budget for 2016-17 in the Lok Sabha.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a national campaign of the central government, covering 4,041 statutory cities and towns, to clean the streets, roads and other infrastructure.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday allocated Rs.38,500 crore for schemes under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

He announced this while presenting the 2016-17 annual budget in the Lok Sabha. In the 2015-16 budget, the allocation for MGNREGA was Rs.34,699 crore.


(IANS)

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