Budget 2019: Centre to increase allocation for NE

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Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday presented the interim Budget for 2019-20 in the Parliament. Ahead of the coming Lok Sabha election, this is the last Union budget of Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

Presenting the Budget, the Finance Minister proposed to increase the allocation for Northeastern States of the country. The Union Finanace Minister said, “Allocation for North Eastern Region proposed to be increased to 58,166 crore in this year, a 21% rise over previous year.”

It should be noted that, people of all sections of the society in the Northeast have been continuously opposing the Centre’s move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha in this session of Parliament.

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