Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:30:00 GMT | By IANS

Budget highlights

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram presents the budget for 2013-14

Budget highlights (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Highlights of budget for 2013-14 presented in the Lok Sabha Thursday by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram:

Revised budget expenditure for 2012-13 at Rs.14 lakh 30,824 crore

Budget expenditure for 2013-14 at Rs.16 lakh 65,297 crore; plan expenditure at 5 lakh 55,224 crore

Rs.41,000 crore for Scheduled Caste plan

Rs.97,000 crore for women's development

Rs.110 crore for department of disabilities

Rs.37,330 crore for health ministry

Average growth during UPA-1 was 8 percent; high growth not a novelty

Current account deficit a worry because of high oil and gold imports

Will need $75 billion to finance current account deficit

Need to encourage FDI in consonance with economic priorities

WPI inflation down to 7 percent; food inflation worrying.

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