Budget hike for kids-related schemes nominal: Satyarthi
"Like last 15 years, budgets for children have remained stagnant with Union Budget 2017-18 allocating just 3.32% to children. While the need is that of exponential increase, allocations for children have seen only an incremental increase with Rs 71,305.35 crore from Rs 65,758.45 crore in 2016-17 budget," Komal Ganotra, director (policy, research and advocacy) at CRY told PTI.
Budgetary allocations for child welfare schemes for 2017-18 may have been raised but rights advocates have termed as "disappointing" this "nominal increment". Photo: IANS