Didn’t underestimate spending provisions in Budget: FM Sitharaman
Lok Sabha gives assent to additional net spending of Rs 2.99 trn
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the additional expenditure consent sought by the Centre from Parliament through Supplementary Demand for Grants this year was around 9.6 per cent of the 2021–22 Budget size of Rs 34.8 trillion. This compares to 8.6 per cent during the time of the Manmohan Singh government in 2011–12, she said, adding that the Centre did not under-provision in the Budget.
Replying to the debate on the second Supplementary Demand for Grants and the Appropriation Bill in the Lok Sabha, Sitharaman said the Centre was seeking legislative nod to spend Rs 2.99 trillion extra because of issues such as the Air India sale and the rise in…read more