Data | Budget 2020: Which sectors got the most money?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2020-21 in the Lok Sabha, in New Delhi, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The outlay for defence and pensions (apart from interest payments) formed the bulk of the budget expenditure in FY21. However, defence’s share in total expenditure came down by -1.1% points from last year (fell from 11.72% of total expenses in FY20 to 10.62% in FY21).

The IT and Telecom sector had the biggest increase in its share of total expenditure compared to FY20, a whopping 1.36% point-rise.

The graph depicts budgeted expenditure (₹ crore) in FY21 and the change from FY20. For instance, the health sector was allocated ₹67,484 crore in FY21, while its share of total expenditure fell by -0.15% points from FY20.

Green denotes a rise for that sector in the share of total expenditure. The darker the green, bigger the rise of that sector's share in the total expenditure. Similarly, red denotes a drop in the share. Darker the red, greater the drop in the share of total expenditure.


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