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Tamil Nadu Budget 2017 - Highlights for Health and Family Welfare

Finance minister D.Jayakumar presented his maiden budget in the Tamil Nadu assembly on  16-03-2017 (Thursday).

Here are the highlights of the budget for Health and Family Welfare
  • Smart canes to be given to 10,000 blind people.
  • Disability pension raised from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000.
  • Rs 61 crore set aside for the sanitary napkin provision scheme.
  • Number of PG medical seats raised from 1,188 to 1,362.
  • Rs 352 crore allotted for improving schools infrastructure.
  • Public health and family welfare gets 10,158 crore allotment.
  • Old tenements constructed by the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board will be reconstructed.
  • 30 new Primary Health Centres to come up at a cost of Rs 43.76 crore.
  • Urban Swachh Bharat Mission gets Rs 600 crore allocation.
  • Medical Park to come up in Kanchipuram at a cost of Rs 130 crore.

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