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India To Increase Federal Budget For Social Sectors, Including Sanitation, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition Initiatives

Reuters: India proposes federal budget hike for social sectors
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on Friday proposed to raise its budget for sanitation and the fight against malnutrition and HIV/AIDS, months after New Delhi faced criticism that spending cuts were crippling welfare programs. The budget increases for social sectors will come as a relief for the largely poor population in India, where many people, especially in remote towns and villages, lack access to basic health care and clean water…” (Kalra, 12/11).