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Budget 2016 once again fails to deliver for the Dalits & Adivasis

by sapna last modified 2016-03-01 11:35

New Delhi - February 29, 2016: Analysis of Union Budget presented earlier today reveals continuation of old pattern where allocation to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is much below their share of population, and even what was actually spent is much lower than what was budgeted.

Budget 2016 once again fails to deliver for the Dalits & Adivasis

Budget 2016 once again fails to deliver for the Dalits & Adivasis

BJP-led government, which has announced various measures to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, had actually allotted 11.42% of the total plan spending, whereas it should have been 25%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes account for 16.6% and 8.6% of India’s population as per Census 2011 data.


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