The Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukharjee, who presented the annual union budget 2012-13in the parliament on 16 March 2012, proposed some major allocations aiming at social inclusion.
The major provisions for social inclusion under budget 2012-13 are as follows:
• 8447 crore rupees allocated under NSAP in 2012-13.
• In the ongoing Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme and Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme for BPL beneficiaries, pension amount to beraised from 200 rupees to 300 rupees per month.
• Lump sum grant on the death of primary breadwinner of a BPL family, in the age group 18-64 years, doubled to 20000 rupees.
• To enhance access under SWAVALAMBAN scheme, LIC appointed as an Aggregator and all Public Sector Banks appointed as Points of Presence (PoP) and Aggregators.
• Special grant provided to various universities and academic instiutions.
• Allocation of 15850 crore rupees made for Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) scheme
• A multi-sectoral programme to address maternal and child malnutrition in selected 200 high burden districts is being rolled out during 2012-13
• 11937 crore rupees allocated for National Programme of Mid Day Meals in schools
• 750 crore rupees proposed for Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls, SABLA
• 37113 crore rupees earmarked for Scheduled Castes Sub Plan 2012-13
• 21710 crore rupees allocated for Tribal Sub Plan
• Multisectoral Nutrition Augmentation Programme announced to combat malnutrition
• Increase in the allocation for NRLM by over 34 percent to 3915 crores rupees in 2012-13
• 200 crores rupees to Women SHG Development Fund to enlarge the corpus to 300 crores rupees
• Proposal to setup a Bharat Livelihoods Foundation of India through Aajeevika