Union Budget 2020-21 allocates Rs 216 billion for MoP and MNRE

Under the Union Budget 2020-21, the net budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Power (MoP) remains unchanged at Rs 158.74 billion. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been allocated Rs 57.53 billion for 2020-21 as against Rs 38.92 billion in the previous year, an increase of 47.8 per cent, while the Department of Atomic Energy has been allocated Rs 182.29 billion as against Rs 174.26 billion in the previous year, marking an increase of 4.6 per cent. Meanwhile, the net budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Coal stands at Rs 8.83 billion for 2020-21, a decrease of 5.5 per cent over the Rs 9.34 billion allocated in the previous year. Further, a budgetary allocation of Rs 44 billion has been earmarked to encourage states to implement clean air plans in cities with a population of over 1 million.

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