Budget 2007-08 – Running Commentary

National Rural Health Mission is on schedule. Major emphasis on mother-and-child care, prevention of communicable diseases.

Over 3 lakh ASHA’s have been recruited, 2 lakh trained. Health Delivery shouldnt be a problem.

Funds increased to 9000+ crore.

Special focus on AIDS. NACP 3 will target high risk groups.

Polio eradication integrated into NRHM.

NREGS (rural employee guarantee) to be expanded from 200 districts to 330+ districts.

Issue prices of foodgrains under PDS remain unchanged. PDS to be computerised.

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