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    Union Budget 2019-20: Here's what FM Piyush Goyal said on social sector

    Union Budget 2019-20: Here's what FM Piyush Goyal said on social sector

    Union Budget 2019-20: Here's what FM Piyush Goyal said on social sector
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    Interim finance minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said 10 lakh patients have been treated so far under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.

    Interim finance minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said 10 lakh patients have been treated so far under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, the world's largest health care programme.
    He also said the government has provided 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections, which will create 2 lakh seats in educational institutions alone, Goyal said while presenting the budget 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha.
    Here is what Piyush Goyal said on social sector:
    • Ayushman Bharat to provide facilities to 500 million people.
    • Massive scale-up in healthcare in the last 5 years.
    • Will spend Rs 190 billion FY20 on rural road plan.
    • Construction of rural roads tripled under PM road plan.
    • Will provide more if needed for MNREGA in FY20.
    • Rs 600 billion being allocated for MNREGA FY20.
    • Swachh Bharat world's largest behavioural change movement.
    • Conducted transparent auction of natural resources.
    • To set up 22nd AIIMS in Haryana.
    • Households saved Rs 30 billion from Ayushman Bharat.
    • Rs 1.7 trillion spent for food at affordable rates for poor.
    • Rs 5 billion allocation for new "mega" pension plan.
    • Half of GDP is from 420 million workers in informal sector
    • EPFO data shows formalisation of economy, job creation.
    • Jobs are created when there is high growth.
    • 10 percent reservation will create 2 lakh seats in educational institutions.
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