Home Ministry gets marginal 10pc hike in budget

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Home Ministry gets marginal 10pc hike in budget
New Delhi, Feb 26: The Union Home Ministry had to be satisfied with modest 10 percent increase in the Union Budget 2010-11 against the allocation for 2009-2010.

The provision for housing Central paramilitary forces and training personnel resulted in the moderate increase in the Home Ministry budget.

In his budget presentation in the Parliament on Friday, Feb 26, the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee proposed Rs 37,136.07 crore for the Home Ministry against Rs 33,809.86 crore in 2009-10, which reveals 10pc increase in the present allotment.

The Intelligence Bureau have been allocated Rs 15 crore, while Rs 764.37 crore have been proposed under the non-plan outlay.

The budgetary provisions of Rs 779.37 crore, fell 15.14 per cent short of last fiscals Rs 918.03 crore allotment.

However, the proposal for prestigious Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System increased from last fiscals Rs 104 crore to Rs 175 crore.

Meanwhile, the funds for the establishing the National Grid for intelligence remained unchanged at Rs 1.50 crore.

For border management, Rs 1489.28 crore was allotted for improving coastal security, maintenance of border work, including setting up of new border outposts.

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