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Min downplays budget cuts in health sector

The Government on Wednesday sought to downplay reports of a massive cut in the budget in health sector saying that no flagship programmes of the Ministry will be affected. Health Minister J P Nadda suggested that this was done by the Finance Ministry due to under-utilisation of funds by the concerned agencies, including the states. “Suppose, we gave money to some project and the expenditure was only 0.9 per cent of the fund given, then where will the rest of money go? I was given x amount...but if I have just reached half way, then during the last quarter, finance ministry takes care of all this.
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