Highlights

  • No new announcements specific to children have been made in the Budget Speech.
  • The total budget for children has increased by Rs 5,547 crore in 2017-18 (BE) from 2016-17 (BE).
  • The share of child specific interventions in the total Union Budget has remained stagnant at 3.3% during the last 3 years. It has registered a declining trend from 2012-13 (RE).
  • Education accounts for a high share in the budget for children, with child health and child protection schemes continuing to get low allocations.