Air India to get Rs 1,713 crore
National carrier Air India, which is expected to slash its net losses by around 40 per cent this fiscal, will receive Rs 1,713 crore government funding for the next fiscal. In the Union Budget for the 2016-17 financial year, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha on Monday, the Government-run carrier has been allocated Rs 1,713 crore as part of the Rs 30,0231 crore financial bailout package.
The total outlay for the Civil Aviation Ministry stands at Rs 4,417 crore for the fiscal 2016-17. Organisation such as Airports Authority of India, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Pawan Hans Ltd, Bureau of Civil Aviation, among others, come under the Civil Aviation Ministry.
Significantly, Air India had earlier this year sought Rs 4,300 crore worth funds from the government for the financial year, starting A[pril 1, 2016 amid its turnaround plan and stiff competition.