Spending on social infrastructure to be prioritised in budget for 2023-24
The central government is expected to prioritise spending on health and education sectors in the Union Budget for 2023-24, as per a news report in Financial Express. It would also step-up spending on schemes to boost rural economy and maintenance of rural roads. Modernisation of police stations could be another key area to reduce dependency on the Army or central para- military forces for internal security. For 2022-23, the government had allocated about Rs.860 billion for the health sector and Rs.1.04 trillion for the education sector.