Increase of 15.3 percent in the Plan Expenditure over the current Financial Year
The total expenditure in the General Budget for 2016-17 has been projected at Rs.19.78 lakh crore, consisting of Rs.5.50 lakh crore under Plan and Rs.14.28 lakh crore under Non-Plan. The increase in Plan expenditure is in the order of 15.3% over current year BE. While presenting the General Budget 2016-17 in Lok Sabha today, the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that Plan Allocations have given special emphasis to sectors like agriculture, irrigation, social sector including health, women and child development, welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, minorities, infrastructure, etc.
Source Ministry of Finance 29-February, 2016