As highlighted in the Interim Budget 2024-25 presented in Parliament yesterday i.e.February 1,2024 ,  Prime Minister 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:-

  • 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.
  • 38 Ministries/Departments and 5 UTs reported in either Part A or Part B
  • 22 Ministries/Departments and 5 UTs reported in Part A (100% women specific schemes)
  • 31 Ministries/Departments and 4 UTs reported in Part B (30-99% budgetary allocation for women)
  • The quantum of Gender Budget reported in GBS 2024-25 is 38.6% more than budget estimates of 2023-24.
  • The share of Gender Budget in the total Union Budget increased to 6.5% in 2024-25 from 5% in 2023-24.
  • 87% of this  increase in Gender Budget over last year is owing to increased allocations for women and girls by 7 Ministries/Departments:
  1. Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
  3. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
  4. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  5. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  6. Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, and
  7. Department of Rural Development

Ministry of Power and Ministry of Civil Aviation reported for the first time in the Gender Budget Statement  2024-25.

Interim Budget 2024 Focuses On Garib, Mahilayen, Yuva And Annadata

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