India Budget 2008, Union Budget 2008

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Union Minister for Finance P.Chidambaram presents the General Budget for 2008-09 today.

Find below major highlights and declarations:


Union Minister for Finance P.Chidambaram presents the General Budget for 2008-09 today.

Find below major highlights and declarations:

  • Service sector is the key player and expected to grow at 10.7 %
  • Total food grain output has been 219.32 tonnes; all time high
  • Education at the center of the social sector reforms
  • Rs. 34,400 crores to be allocated for education
  • Rs, 13,100 crores to be allocated for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan
  • Rs. 8,000 crores allocated for Mid-Day Meal Program
  • 6,000 model high schools to come up
  • 16 central universities to be established
  • 3 IITs to be set up in Bihar, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh
  • Rs. 85 crores allocated for the development of a knowledge society

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