Highlights of Union Budget-IV

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 1 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is presenting the Union Budget for financial year 2017-18. Highlights of the Union Budget are as follows: •Hope to provide safe drinking water to 28, 000 arsenic and fluoride affected habitations. •As Swami Vivekananda said 'education which does not help the common mass of people to equip themselves is it worth of the name?'. •100% village electrification will be achieved by May 1,2018. •For youth, proposed to introduce a system of measuring annual learning; Science to be given focus. •To complete 1,00,00,000 houses by 2019 for houseless and those living in kaccha houses. Affordable housing projects to be given infra status. •Stepped up allocation of rural housing schemes to Rs, 23, 000 crore. •Open defecation free villages are now being given priority for pipe to water supply. •Two new All India Institute of Medical Sciences to be set up in Jharkhand and Gujarat. •Swachh Bharat Mission made tremendous progress, sanitation coverage gone up to 60 % now. •Tax administration honouring the honest is one of the 10 pillars of the union Budget.(ANI)