Meagre rise in defence allocation to hit critical purchases

New Delhi: The Defence Ministry coffer gets a 5.83 per cent more money in Union Budget 2020-2021 compared with the estimate of last financial budget.

The ministry gets only 1.97 per cent more this budget when compared with revised budget of the previous year.

The critical purchases of arms and ammunition will hit roadblock with less money in defence coffer.




Further, the ministry only gets Rs 3,183.64 crore more which is 2.76 per cent in the next financial year for critical procurement in the budget when compared with revised budget of current financial year.

The total budget allocation for the Defence Ministry is Rs 3,37,553 crore wherein the revenue head is Rs 2,18,998 crore and total capital outlay is Rs 1,18,555 crore.

In Union Budget 2019-2020, the total allocation for the ministry was Rs 3,18,931.22 core in which revenue head got Rs 2,10,682.42 crore and capital outlay was Rs 1,08,248.8 crore.

The ministry sought more funds from the government and as per the revised budget for 2019-2020, the total allocation to the ministry comes to Rs 3,31,009.66 crore where in revenue head got Rs 2,15,638.3 crore and capital outlay is Rs 1,15,371.36 crore.




The total capital outlay is Rs 1,18,555 crore which is Rs 3,183.64 crore more (2.76 per cent) compared with revised budget and Rs 10,306.2 more (9.52 per cent) when compared with Union Budget 2019-2020 budget estimate.

Indian Army gets Rs 1,79,332.89 crore and in 2019-20 the force got Rs 1,70,962.35 and in revised budget it was allocated Rs 173627.43 crore.

The force got Rs 146940.51 crore under revenue head. In 2019-2020 budget estimate it was Rs 141501.10 crore in the revised budget it Rs 143960.53 crore under revenue head.

Under capital head, the army got Rs 32392.38 crore. In 2019-2020 budget the force capital outlay allocation was Rs 29461.25 crore and in revised budget it was Rs 29666.90 crore.

Indian Navy gets Rs 49623.02 core and in 2019-2020 the force had got Rs 45368.14 crore. In revised budget the force allocation is Rs 48943.14 crore.




Indian Navy gets Rs 22934.75 crore under Revenue head in the budget. In 2019-2020, the navy had got Rs 22211.71 crore and in revised budget estimate it is Rs 22786.71 crore under revenue head.

Navy got Rs 26688.28 crore under capital head. In 2019-2020, it got Rs 23156.43 crore and in revised budget it was Rs 26156.43 crore.

Indian Air Force gets Rs 73244.57 crore and in 2019-2020 it was allocated Rs 68904.33 crore. In revised budget, the force was allocated Rs 74820.83 crore.

The Indian Air Force gets Rs 29962.66 crore under revenue head. In 2019-2020 budget the force had got 29601.69 crore and in revised budget estimate Rs 29951.69 crore under revenue head.

The Air Force under capital outlay got Rs 43281.91 crore. In 2019-2020, it had got Rs 39302.64 crore and in revised budget it got Rs 44869.14 crore.

IANS

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