Allocation and expenditure on consumer awareness programme

Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Government of India Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Department of Consumer Affairs RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION No.3128 TO BE ANSWERED ON 20.03.2020 ALLOCATION AND EXPENDITURE ON CONSUMER AWARENESS PROGRAMME 3128. DR. AMAR PATNAIK: Will the Minister of CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION be pleased to state: (a) the details of budgetary allocation and expenditure on consumer awareness in the last five years, year-wise; (b) the reasons for the decrease in budget estimates (2020-21) on consumer awareness; and (c) whether Government considers the funds allocated to be sufficient? ANSWER THE MINISTER OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION (SHRI RAM VILAS PASWAN) (a) : The details of budgetary allocation and year-wise expenditure on consumer awareness in the last five years, is as under:- S.No. Year B.E R.E Expenditure 1 2015-16 75.00 80.00 71.30 2 2016-17 60.00 60.00 58.68 3 2017-18 62.00 62.00 61.78 4 2018-19 70.00 60.00 59.82 5 2019-20 62.00 40.00 33.75 (till date) (b) : Rs.62.00 cr. allocated under BE 2019-20 which was reduced to Rs. 40.00 cr. at RE stage. During 2020-21, the BE is Rs.60.00 cr. As such, there is no substantial decrease in Budget Estimates. (c) : Yes, Sir, the funds allocated are sufficient.