More than Rs 17,300 crore allocated to MEA; Rs 100 million for the strategic port of Chabahar

NEW DELHI: More than Rs 17,300 million rupees have been allocated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Budget, with Rs 100 million rupees destined for the strategic project of the port of Chabahar in the southeast I ran that gives India connectivity with Afghanistan without going through Pakistan .

Total aid to countries has decreased by approximately Rs 56 million, from 6,963 revised estimates from 2019-20 to Rs 6,907 million in the 2020-21 budget.

While Nepal saw a cut of Rs 400 crore in India's aid of Rs 1,200 crore in 2019-20 to Rs 800 crore in 2020-21, Myanmar saw an increase in the allocation of Rs 170 crore in 2019-20 to Rs 300 crore for the next fiscal year.

Aid for the strategically important port of Chabahar, which was zero in the revised 2019-20 estimates, has risen to Rs 100 million for the next fiscal year.

Live plus The Port complex, backed by India, on I ran 's coast along the Gulf of Oman is being developed to provide an alternative trade route between India and Afghanistan.

In May 2016, India and I ran signed a bilateral agreement under which India would refurbish one of the berths at Shahid Beheshti Port, and reconstruct a a 600-metre-long container handling facility at the port.

The help allocation for Bhutan It has gone from Rs 2,674.51 rupees in 2019-20 to Rs 2,884.65 rupees in the next fiscal year.

The allocation of aid to Maldives was reduced by Rs 75 million to Rs 1,025 million in the next fiscal year.

In the 2020-21 budget, the allocation of aid for African countries is Rs 350 million, Rs 200 million for Bangaldesh and Sri Lanka, Rs 140 million for Seychelles, Rs 20 million for Latin American countries and 2 Rs million for Mongolia .

The revised budget for 2019-20 showed that Rs 188 crore was spent for the maintenance of Air India planes for VVIP trips, and for the next fiscal year, Rs 150 crore was allocated.

The total allocation to the ministry in 2020-21 is Rs 17,346.71 compared to the revised budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year of Rs 17,372.27 rupees.