Budget 2017 – 18% increase in budget allocation for women and this is why it is worrisome

The Male Factor

Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley has announced an 18% increase in spending over women to 1.84 Lakh Crore in 2017 Union Budget. While announcing these benefits in his budget speech Shri Jaitley said – ‘sabkaa saath, sabkaa vikas’ (prosperity for everyone with everyone) starts with girl child and women. With this announcement the union government has officially outcast every boys and men including those who live in rural areas.

Out of this 1.84 lakh crore budget investment on women there are programs announced for lactating mothers and pregnant women which is anyway need to be looked as expenditure on our future generation. But there is 500 crore budgetary expenditure on skill development, employment, digital literacy, health and nutrition by setting up Mahila Shakti Kendras in rural areas.

This kind of budgetary policies would not have raised any concern because this is supposed to be for improving condition…

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