Children have been worst sufferers due to the pandemic as well as the measures adopted to curb its spread. Be it in the domain of nutrition, education or protection from abuse and child labour, many important services provided by the government have been severely affected for long periods of time in the last one year. Budgets for several child specific schemes have also come down in the Union Budget of 2021-22. Both the factors, the reduced budgets for children schemes as well as the disruption in the delivery of important services related to child health, nutrition, education and protection can leave long-lasting negative impact on the overall development of children, making them even more vulnerable in the years to come.
- Which are some of those prominent schemes for children which have seen a decline in allocations in the Union Budget of 2021-22?
- Has there been any scheme which has received higher allocations by the Union Government in this year’s budget as compared to last year? @protiva @shrutiambast @trisha_a21 @happy