Highlights

  • In absolute terms allocations for nutrition related schemes in the Union Budget increased from Rs. 2,00,071 crore in 2012-13 (A) to Rs. 2,98,316 crore in 2017-18 (BE).
  • Share of allocation / expenditure for nutrition related schemes in the total Union Budget declined from 14.2 percent to 13.9 percent in 2017-18 (BE).
  • The share of allocation / expenditure for nutrition related schemes in the GDP declined from 2 percent in 2012-13 to 1.8 percent in 2017-18 (BE).
  • Among all nutrition-related schemes the highest increase is seen in allocation for MBP in the current budget.