Fall in Budget allocation to the Ministry


 Budget allocation for Department of Fisheries during 2022-23 has increased from Rs. 1220.84 crore (BE) in the year 2021-22 to Rs. 2118.47 crore (BE) in 2022-23 which is 73.52%. Similarly, budget allocation of Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying has increased from Rs. 3599.98 crore in the year 2021-22 to Rs. 4288.84 crore in 2022-23, which is 19.14%.


: The budget allocation for implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) has been increased from Rs. 1000 crore (BE) in 2021-22 to Rs. 1879 crore (BE) during 2022-23 which is 87.90% increase in the budget allocation. Similarly, the Budget allocation for the National Livestock Mission of Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying has been increased to Rs. 410.00 crore in 2022-23 against the allocation of Rs. 350.00 crore in 2021-22, which is 17% increase in allocation.


: The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has implemented the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS): Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries for a period of five years from 2015-16 to 2019-20 and the said scheme has ended on 31st March, 2020. Under the aforesaid CSS, central financial assistance of Rs.2577.49 crore was released to various State Governments/Union Territories and other implementing agencies for holistic development of fisheries and aquaculture. The Department of Fisheries is implementing a flagship scheme namely Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana with total investment of Rs. 20,050 crore for a period of 5 years from financial year 2020-21 to 2024-25 in all States/Union Territories. During 2020-21 to 2021-22 (till date), the Department of Fisheries, Government of India has accorded approval of project proposals of various States Governments, UTs and other agencies and released the central share of Rs. 1726 crore under PMMSY. The State/UT-wise details of the central funds released during the period from 2019-20 to 2021-22 is annexed.




This information was given by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Shri Parshottam Rupala in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.




Annexure




Statement referred to in reply to the Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2659 put in by Shri Ripun Bora for reply on 25th March, 2022 regarding Fall in Budget allocation to the Ministry: State wise details of funds released from 2019-20 to 2021-22.




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Sl.


No.

State/UT

Funds released during 2019- 20 under Blue Revolution

Funds released during 2020-21 to 2021-22 (till date) under PMMSY

1

A & N Islands

51.21

709.30

2

Andhra Pradesh

2556.20

15628.21

3

Arunachal Pradesh

24.77

790.61

4

Assam

280.01

7727.99

5

Bihar

1557.15

4240.27

6

Chhattisgarh

3293.90

6903.30

7

Daman & Diu

0.00

186.10

8

Delhi

0.00

163.30

9

Goa

0.00

2242.59

10

Gujarat

1000.00

5948.55

11

Haryana

696.47

2573.97

12

Himachal Pradesh

629.14

1578.35

13

Jammu & Kashmir

788.63

5552.47

14

Jharkhand

0.00

2661.81

15

Karnataka

2330.61

16672.98

16

Kerala

9357.15

8610.95

17

Lakshadweep

29.30

1442.92

18

Madhya Pradesh

1859.47

7259.16

19

Maharashtra

1000.00

6972.67

20

Manipur

50.68

1944.63

21

Meghalaya

2387.45

1556.34

22

Mizoram

735.99

2189.12

23

Nagaland

2396.17

2162.74

24

Odisha

543.68

10667.29

25

Pondicherry

461.37

1928.95

26

Punjab

2063.76

567.84

27

Rajasthan

266.20

386.47

28

Sikkim

1019.65

555.21

29

Tamil Nadu

1801.00

4581.06

30

Telangana

154.00

4907.37

31

Tripura

788.91

2702.01

32

Uttar Pradesh

3816.63

14061.84

33

Uttarakhand

683.67

2389.06








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Union Budget 2022-23 is a direction setting budget aimed at making India future ready – Shri Piyush Goyal


Union Minister for Commerce and Industry,  Textiles and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal today termed the Union Budget 2022-23 as a direction setting budget, addressing both macro-economic and micro-econimic concerns, looking at inclusive development.


Speaking at a Public Function to explain the nuances of the Union Budget in Mumbai today, the Minister said “the Budget should be seen as an exercise in continuity to make India future ready”.   Recalling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of converting crisis into opportunity, Shri Goyal said, the Government has been pro-actively announcing new projects and schemes through the year, and Union Budget has attempted to show the way ahead for the next 25 years.


Shri Goyal said the budget has laid a big thrust on infrastructure development and highlighted the importance of the PM Gati Shakti National Plan. He said the plan will leverage data and inter-connected national maps to better align infrastructure projects.


Explaining how the nation adopted to the Covid 19 pandemic by swiftly moving to remote working mode, Shri Goyal asserted that India did not let down a single international obligation, thanks to Digital India and thrust given on expansion of broadband connectivity.  He said despite the pandemic, India’s services export remained robust and would achieve $240 bn target.


Shri Goyal said that India produces second highest number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) graduates and this should encourage us to become not only the Start-up Capital but also the R&D and innovation hub.


The Commerce & Industry Minister further added that India has been working on a number of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). Citing the India-UAE FTA, Shri Goyal said the entire process was completed in just 88 days. He informed that India-Australia FTA is also in advanced stage of finalization.  FTAs with UK, Canada are also in the pipeline, even as GCC also wants to sign an FTA with India “The world wants to work with us, we have to seize the initiative” the Minister added.


The Minister also spoke about the enhanced capital spending of Rs 10.5 lakh crores provided by the Budget 2022-23 to have a multiplier effect of 3-4 times, leading to enhanced demand and increased job opportunities benefitting all people.




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Futuristic Budget with scientific vision and Start-Up incentives: Dr. Jitendra Singh


Briefing the media about the Budget implications for the Ministries and Departments dealt by him, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that if one was to explain the General Budget 2022-23 in a single sentence, it would be appropriate to say that this is a “Futuristic Budget with scientific vision and Start-Up incentives”.







Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dr Jitendra Singh said, India looks forward to a crucial decade ahead, which will primarily be determined by two factors (a) Economy and (b) Science, Technology & Innovation. Keeping these critical aspects in mind, he said, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had presented an all-inclusive Budget which touches a wide spectrum of sectors ranging from rural, healthcare, agriculture, sanitation, etc.


The hallmark of the budget, said the Minister, is that nearly every announcement or initiative reflected in the budget has a strong bearing on scientific technology and innovation. In this regard, he referred to the announcement of innovative new initiatives like Digital Rupee linked with technology, Digital Banking units in 75 districts, Digital University and StartUps linked to Artificial Intelligence, Space Technology, etc.


The future roadmap for the coming years, said Dr Jitendra Singh, also reflects in some of the StartUp initiatives announced by the Finance Minister. These, for example, include exemption of tax for StartUps for another one year i.e. upto 2024, he said.


The emphasis on Drones including “Drone Shakti” through StartUps and utilisation of Kisan Drones in the agriculture sector are bound to give India a headway over other nations of the world, said Dr Jitendra Singh.


For promotion of StartUps, the Budget provides for Export incentivisation and domestic production incentivisation, observed the Minister.


The Minister took a special note of the fact that a small Ministry like Earth Sciences has been allocated a budget of Rs. 2,653.51 crore, which is in addition to Rs. 4,000 crore allocated earlier for the Deep Sea Mission. This only indicates Prime Minister Modi’s belief that the economy of future India is going to be hugely dependent on ocean and sea resources, he said.


Similarly, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the budget allocated for Ministry of Science & Technology is Rs.6,000 crore, out of which the Department of Biotechnology gets Rs.2,581 crore and this is the Department, which has been conducting trials on DNA Vaccine earlier and now on the the Nasal Vaccine.


Dr Jitendra Singh recalled PM Narendra Modi’s concern about climate change expressed in COP 20 and pointed to reference in today’s budget speech to Low Carbon Development strategy. He said, the Science Ministries have been given a boost by PM Modi in carrying forward the Hydrogen Mission.




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Canada – Budget investments will strengthen Indigenous communities

Our Government recognizes the role it must play in closing long-standing social economic inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians and building a better and fairer Canada for today and future generations. Through Budget 2021, the government is proposing a historic, new investment of over $18 billion to improve the quality of life and create new opportunities for Indigenous Peoples.

May 5, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Indigenous Services Canada

Our Government recognizes the role it must play in closing long-standing social economic inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians and building a better and fairer Canada for today and future generations. Since 2015, real progress has been made, but more work needs to be done. Through Budget 2021, the government is proposing a historic, new investment of over $18 billion to improve the quality of life and create new opportunities for Indigenous Peoples.

Since the start of the pandemic, Indigenous communities have faced extraordinary health challenges. This budget proposes significant investments to support Indigenous communities in the fight against COVID-19. The budget would support the ongoing public health response to COVID-19 in Indigenous communities, maintain essential health care services for First Nations and Inuit, and make sure students, schools, and post-secondary institutions have the support they need during the pandemic.

To build resilient Indigenous communities and move forward on closing the infrastructure gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, the budget lays out a $6-billion plan to build infrastructure, including the establishment of the $4.3 billion Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund. This fund would advance key infrastructure priorities such as clean drinking water projects, housing, schools, broadband, and health care facilities.

A robust and resilient economic recovery from the COVID-19 recession must bring all people and communities along. That’s why this budget proposes to: renew the Indigenous Community Business Fund to support jobs in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation communities; establish a First Nations Finance Authority Emergency Fund to provide repayable support for members with financial difficulties due to COVID-19; and support for Indigenous-led businesses and Indigenous entrepreneurs, including those in the tourism industry, so that Indigenous economies are part of the recovery and experience long-term growth.

Investing in children’s education is an important part of the government’s plan to build long-term economic resilience. In 2019, the federal government implemented a co-developed policy and funding approach to better support the needs of First Nations students on reserve. To invest in the future of First Nations children and continue to support the co-developed approach Budget 2021 proposes to invest $1.2 billion over five years, and $181.8 million ongoing. This includes $112 million in 2021-22 to extend COVID-19 support so children on reserve can continue to attend school safely.

Budget 2021 also proposes to provide $150.6 million to support Indigenous students through the Post-Secondary Student Support Program and the Inuit and Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategies. This support would help offset income lost due to COVID-19 that many Indigenous students rely on to pay for tuition, books, housing, and other living expenses.

To support Indigenous post-secondary institutions during COVID-19, Budget 2021 also proposes to provide $26.4 million, in 2021-22, through the Post-Secondary Partnerships Program and the Inuit and Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategies.

For far too long, Indigenous Peoples have faced poor health care and their communities have experienced reduced health outcomes. To ensure Indigenous Peoples can access high-quality health care, Budget 2021 proposes to invest $1.4 billion over five years, beginning in 2021-22, and $40.6 million ongoing, to maintain essential health care services for First Nations and Inuit, continue work to transform First Nations health systems, and respond to the health impacts of climate change.

To ensure Indigenous Peoples have a greater say over the policies and programs that affect their lives, Budget 2021 proposes funding to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, support Indigenous governance and administrative capacity, advance a new fiscal relationship with First Nations, and support self determination.

With this historic investment, the federal government continues to work with Indigenous Peoples to build a nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, government-to-government relationship—one based on respect, partnership, and recognition of rights.

“Well before the pandemic, the Government of Canada recognized that a sustained commitment is required to turn the tide on the longstanding inequities faced by Indigenous Peoples. Going forward, Canada will maintain a robust COVID-19 response and create an inclusive recovery plan to ensure that Indigenous communities, businesses, and individuals are not left behind.”

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services

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Director of Communications

Office of the Minister of Aboriginal Services

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Canada – Budget 2021: Minister Fortier highlights Budget 2021’s investments in Richmond B.C.

Today, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mona Fortier, continued her cross-country virtual Budget 2021 tour by meeting with members of the Richmond, British Columbia community.

April 23, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada

Today, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mona Fortier, continued her cross-country virtual Budget 2021 tour by meeting with members of the Richmond, British Columbia community.

Her visit included a Richmond Chamber of Commerce speech with Parliamentary Secretary Terry Beech, an address to the ICONNBC Business Association with Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan, and she hosted a virtual meeting with seniors along with Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough.

Budget 2021 is an historic investment to address the specific wounds of the COVID-19 recession, put people first, create jobs, grow the middle class, set businesses on a track for long-term growth, and ensure that Canada’s future will be healthier, more equitable, greener, and more prosperous.

The Government of Canada’s top priority remains protecting Canadians’ health and safety, particularly during this third, aggressive wave of the virus and its variants. Vaccine rollout is underway across Canada, with federal government support in every province and territory and Canada is on track to meet the commitment that every Canadian who wants to will be fully vaccinated by September. To date, more than 1,834,430 vaccine doses have been shipped to British Columbia. On March 25, 2021, the federal government tabled legislation in order to provide a one-time payment of up to $1 billion to the provinces and territories, on an equal per capita basis, to help administer vaccines as quickly as possible.

COVID-19 has been devastating for Canada’s seniors. It is essential that we protect the health and well-being of seniors, and the personal support workers who care for them, through this difficult time and into the future. Budget 2021 proposes to provide $3 billion over five years to support provinces and territories in ensuring standards for long-term care are applied and permanent changes are made. And as announced in March 2021, the federal government is proposing to provide provinces and territories with $4 billion through a one-time top-up to the Canada Health Transfer.

The federal government is making these investments to shore up public health systems so that they can continue to provide world-class care to Canadians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The best way to keep the economy strong is to keep Canadians healthy, and Budget 2021 is as much about jumpstarting our economy as it is about investing in measures that will increase the quality of life for our citizens – things like health care, child care, arts and culture, the environment and public infrastructure.”

Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mona Fortier

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Press Secretary

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