Gender Budgeting – is the budget practice where the government specifies the programmes and allocation made for women in the budget. In the budget 2008-09, of the total grants contributed by 27 ministries/departments and UTs, Rs 11460 crore has been provided for 100% women specific schemes and Rs 16202 crore for schemes where at least 30 % is for women specific programmes. Total capital to child related schemes is Rs 33434 crore. For the next year, Rs 720 crore has been provided to the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
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