Budget Overview

  • Budget Outlay: Outlay for Health and Wellbeing in 2021-22 as against 2020-21 is an increase of 137%.
  • Major Steps: Steps being taken for improving health and wellbeing:
    • Vaccines:
      • Rs. 35,000 crore for Covid-19 vaccine in Budget Expenditure (BE) 2021-22.
      • The Made-in-India Pneumococcal Vaccine to be rolled out across the country.
    • Health Systems:
      • PM Aatma Nirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana – a new centrally sponsored scheme to be launched, in addition to National Health Mission (NHM).
    • Nutrition:
      • Mission Poshan 2.0 to be launched to improve nutritional outcomes across 112 aspirational districts.
    • Universal Coverage of Water Supply:
      • Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban) – to be launched – to bring safe water to 2.86 crore households through tap connection.
    • Swachch Bharat, Swasth Bharat:
      • Strengthening of Urban Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0.
    • Clean Air:
      • Rs. 2,217 crore to tackle air pollution, for 42 urban centers with a million plus population.
    • Scrapping Policy:
      • Voluntary vehicle scrapping policy to phase out old and unfit vehicle


  • Production Linked Incentive scheme (PLI):
    • Rs. 1.97 lakh crore in next 5 years for PLI schemes in 13 Sectors to create and nurture manufacturing global champions for an AatmaNirbhar Bharat.
  • Textiles:
    • Mega Investment Textiles Parks (MITRA) scheme to be introduced.
  • Infrastructure:
    • National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) expanded to 7,400 projects.
    • Measures in three thrust areas to increase funding for NIP:
      • Creation of institutional structures:
        • Set up and capitalise a Development Financial Institution (DFI).
      • Big thrust on monetizing assets.
      • Enhancing the share of capital expenditure.
  • Roads and Highways Infrastructure:
    • Rs. 1,18,101 lakh crore, highest ever outlay, for Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
    • New Economic corridors and Expressways being planned.
    • Advanced Traffic management system in all new 4 and 6-lane highways.
  • Railway Infrastructure:
    • National Rail Plan for India (2030) to create a “future ready‟ Railway system by 2030.
    • 100% electrification of Broad-Gauge routes to be completed by December, 2023.
    • Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) and Eastern DFC to be commissioned by June 2022.
    • Measures for passenger convenience and safety:
      • Aesthetically designed Vista Dome Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coach on tourist routes for better travel.
      • High density network and highly utilized network routes to have an indigenously developed automatic train protection system, eliminating train collision due to human error.
  • Urban Infrastructure:
    • Expansion of metro rail network and augmentation of city bus service.
    • ‘MetroLite’ and ‘MetroNeo’ technologies will be used to provide metro rail systems at much lesser cost with similar experience.
  • Power Infrastructure:
    • A comprehensive National Hydrogen Energy Mission 2021-22 to be launched.
    • Rs. 3,05,984 crore over 5 years for a revamped, reforms-based and result-linked new power distribution sector scheme.
  • Ports, Shipping, Waterways:
    • Rs. 2,000 crore worth 7 projects to be offered in Public Private Partnership (PPP)-mode in Financial Year (FY) 2021-22 for operation of major ports.
  • Petroleum & Natural Gas:
    • Extension of Ujjwala Scheme to cover 1 crore more beneficiaries.
    • A new gas pipeline project in Jammu & Kashmir.
    • An independent Gas Transport System Operator to be set up for facilitation and coordination of booking of common carrier capacity in all-natural gas pipelines on a non-discriminatory open access basis.


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