04 August, 2009

Rs 257/month your worth in FY'09 - Govt

As per the data on expenditures of the Centre and the States combined on social services available from the Reserve Bank of India, total combined expenditure on social services in 2008-09 was Rs 257 per month per person roughly,as said by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Rajya Sabha today. It was also said that the total combined expenditure of the Centre and the state governments on social services in 2008-09 was 6.72 per cent of the country's GDP. 

Social services include education, sports, art and culture, medical and public health, family welfare of SCs, STCs and OBCs, labour welfare, social security and welfare and nutrition, relief on account of natural calamities.