India’s health budget sees a 137 percent jump in 2021

Feb 1, 2021

By: Prabhjote Gill

The budget outlay for 2021-22 is ₹2,34,846 crore

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FM Sitharaman said the health budget will focus on strengthening three areas

Preventive, curative, and well being

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PM Atma Nirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana

A new centrally sponsored scheme

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PM Atma Nirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana

To be launched with an outlay of ₹64,180 crore over the next six years

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The new scheme will be in addition to the National Health Mission

It will develop capacities of primary, secondary and tertiary care health systems

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Mission Poshan 2.0 has been created

It merges the Supplementary Nutrition Program and the Poshan Abhyan

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Mission Poshan 2.0 will adopt an intensified strategy to improve nutritional outcomes…

...across 112 aspirational districts

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Jal Jivan Urban scheme will be launched

It aims to provide universal water supply to 4,378 urban local bodies

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Jal Jivan Urban scheme

The outlay for the scheme is ₹2,87,000 crore over the next five years

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₹2,217 crore has been allocated to tackle air pollution

The outlay will be used to help urban centres will a population of more than one million

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Health budget also includes…

A voluntary vehicle scrapping policy to reduce pollution and oil import bills

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Personal vehicles older than 20 years and commercial vehicles older than 15 years

… will undergo tests and be phased out if they fail to meet the requirements

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