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20% increase in capital outlay for Home Ministry

There has been a more than 20% increase in the capital outlay for the Home Ministry in the Union Budget, which will be used for new acquisitions and strengthening security infrastructure in the border areas.

Overall, there was an increase of over 11% in the budgetary allocation for the Ministry, up from ₹75,355 crore to ₹83,823 crore.

The allocation for the National Emergency Response Centre, a project which could not take off last year, has been doubled to ₹313 crore.

Security-related spending

The security-related expenditure for Jammu and Kashmir, Northeast India and Maoist-affected areas has been increased from ₹840 crore to ₹1,222 crore.

The provision for expenditure on salaries and other allowances for Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State and former Prime Ministers, which includes maintenance of aircraft for VVIP travel, has been increased from ₹413 crore to ₹723 crore.


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