Finance Minister Arun Jaitley pushed for change with a vengeance in the Union Budget 2014-15. Literally, he went broke for small change - proposals that were allotted Rs.50 crore and Rs.100 crore.Here's a list of the proposals.
The Rs 100 crore piggybank
Rs 100 crore for cleaner thermal power technology. Rs 100 crore for community radio stations. National Industrial Corridor with headquarters in Pune will be set up. Rs. 100 crore allotted. Rs 100 crore set aside for development of Technology Development Fund. River-linking is back, again Rs.100 crore for a detailed study. Rs 100 crore set aside for Kisan Television to provide real time information on farming and agriculture issues. Rs 100 crore for development of archaeological sites. Gaya to be developed as world class tourism spot. Rs 100 crore for construction of war memorial. Rs 100 crore for modernisation of madrasas. Start-up village at Rs.100 crore to promote entrepreneurship among rural youth. Rs 100 crore Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao Yojana launched. Rs 100 crore for training sportspersons for upcoming Commonwealth Games.
The Rs 50 crore piggybank
For pashmina production project in Jammu and Kashmir. For police memorial. For cattle breeding and blue revolution for inland fisheries. For a pilot scheme for women's safety to transport ministry.
Look at them and let us know if some programmes and projects should have got more funds instead of, well, small change.