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Budget 2019: Budgetary Allocation To North Eastern States To Be Increased By 21%

Feb 01, 2019 05:21 PM IST India India

The government's development initiatives in the Northeastern states got a significant hike as Finance Minister Piyush Goyal proposed to increase the allocation to the region by 21 per cent to Rs. 58,166 crore in the interim budget for 2019-20. Presenting the interim budget 2019-20 in Parliament Friday, Mr Goyal said the people of the Northeast have also received significant benefits of infrastructure development.​