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At Rs.22,300 cr, Mukherjee allocates more for health

New Delhi, Feb 26 (Calcutta Tube) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday allocated Rs.22,300 crore (Rs.223 billion/$4.82 billion) for the health sector in his 2010-11 budget, an increase of over Rs.2,700 crore over the previous fiscal year.

The minister said the country was set to conduct a national health survey next fiscal and this would benefit in more than one way. Mukherjee said he was proposing to allocate Rs.22,300 crore as health expenditure as against Rs.19,534 crore in 2009-10.

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