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3,000 new drug stores, dialysis centres to come up: Jaitley
New Delhi : The government will set up 3,000 new generic medicine stores across the country to tackle the shortage of drugs in rural areas, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday.
 
"For the better availability of generic medicines in the country, especially in the rural areas, the government has decided to open 3,000 new gereric medicines stores," said Jaitley, presenting the budget for 2016-17 in the Lok Sabha.
 
He also announced the launch of a National Dialysis Programme to address the high costs involved in the renal dialysis processes.
 
Under the programme every district hospital will have the facilities of renal dialysis, so that people do not have to travel to the expensive hospitals of metro cities, he said.
 
At least 2,000 new dialysis centres will be started in the country under the programme.
 
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Finance minister allocates Rs.38,500 crore for MNREGA
New Delhi : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday allocated Rs.38,500 crore for schemes under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
 
He announced this while presenting the 2016-17 annual budget in the Lok Sabha.
 
In the 2015-16 budget, the allocation for MGNREGA was Rs.34,699 crore.
 
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Government allocates Rs.9,000 crore for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
New Delhi : The central government on Monday announced allocation of Rs.9,000 crore for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign) in the country.
 
"The concept of Swachh Bharat was very close to the heart of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. Keeping this in mind, the government has decided to allocate Rs.9,000 crore for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan," said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, presenting the general budget for 2016-17 in the Lok Sabha.
 
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a national campaign of the central government, covering 4,041 statutory cities and towns, to clean the streets, roads and other infrastructure.
 
The campaign was officially launched on October 2, 2014. 
 
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