Rajya Sabha’s proceedings were adjourned repeatedly after Members’ requests to discuss the farmers' agitations were not accepted. They had demanded that the business listed for the day be suspended. Acknowledging that the discussion needs to be held at the earliest, the Chair decided that the discussion could be covered as part of the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address tomorrow.
Lok Sabha also saw multiple interruptions before adjourning for the day.
Question Hour resumed in both the Houses. It was suspended during the Monsoon Session due to reduced sitting hours.
Our analysis of the 2021 Union Budget covers policy announcements, receipts and expenditure highlights, deficit targets, scheme-wise allocations, and the 15th Finance Commission’s recommendations.
Highlights on the Ministry-wise allocations this year:
Please note that since 2020-21 was a non-standard year, we have compared the Budget Estimates for 2021-22 with the actuals for 2019-20.
Numbers to note
The number of Health IDs that have been issued in 6 UTs in the pilot phase of the National Digital Health Mission as of Jan 21, 2021.