Budget 2007-08 – Running Commentary

FM discusses the commodity price rise, places onus on CM’s to keep a watch on inflation.

‘Bharat Nirman continues to make impressive progress’.

‘The goal is faster and more inclusive growth’.

GBS (Gross Budgetary Support) increased by Rs. 1 lakh crore.

Funds to Bharat Nirman increased by 30%

Funds to Primary School Education increase by 25%

2 lakh more teachers to be appointed.

Funds for Secondary Education doubled.

National Means cum Merit Scholarship to arrest dropouts. Rs. 6000 per student per year.

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