Short Summary Union Budget Discussion 2021
Economic Reforms & Schemes – Budget highlights 2021
The overall capital expenditure for FY 2021-22 is Rs.5.54 lakh crore. Improvement of healthcare center is the priority of Government, FM proposed a new centrally sponsored scheme in the health sector, PM Aatmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana, with an outlay of about Rs.64,180 crore over six years.
Further, the Budget outlay for the Health sector and Well being is estimated to be Rs.2,23,846 crore for FY 2021-22, which is a rise by 137% Y-o-Y basis. The increased allocation in health care is expected to expand and strengthen existing national health institutions, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Health Emergency Operation Centers, and mobile hospitals. Another major highlight was the increase in the FDI limits in the insurance sector from 49% to 74%. The government plans to divest two PSUs as well as one insurance company.