Inrnthe 2004 pre-election budget report, the Treasury says handouts for drought costrnRs. 900 mn, transport sector Rs. 1.8 bn, backward wages for the health sectorrnRs. 1.7 bn and Rs. 800 mn for a snap poll.
Inrnaddition to that, a further Rs. 1.5 bn has been doled out since last November,rnto cushion import prices of oil, wheat, fertiliser and gas.
ldblquote Thernpolitical instability and the delays in foreign funding are likely to reducerncapital expenditure by around Rs. 7 bn and this position would partly offset thernincreased recurrent expenditure,
dblquote Finance Minister K N Choksy said.