Centre seeks Parliament's nod for $15.4 billion extra spending

Additional expenditure sought includes Rs 50 bn for rural jobs program and about Rs 42 bn for road construction

New Delhi: The central government on Monday sought Parliament's approval to spend an extra Rs 1.03 trillion ($15.43 billion) in the fiscal year ending in March 2017.

In a supplementary demand for grants laid before parliament by the finance ministry, the government said net cash outgo would be Rs 209.48 billion.

The additional expenditure includes Rs 50 billion for a rural jobs program, about Rs 42 billion for road construction and Rs 20 billion for disaster management.

( Source : reuters )
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