Highlights

  • Mission Antyodaya to bring one crore households out of poverty and to make 50,000 gram panchayats poverty free by year 2019.
  • A composite index for poverty-free gram panchayats would be developed to monitor the progress from the baseline.
  • Budget provision has been increased to Rs. 48,000 crore in 2017-18 (BE) from Rs. 47,499 crore under MGNREGA in 2016-17 (RE).
  • Allocation for Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin increased from Rs. 16,000 crore in 2016-17 (RE) to Rs. 23,000 crore in 2017-18 (BE).