Children’s rights groups in India criticize latest budget cuts

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Children’s rights groups in India are highly critical of the government’s new budget – which allocates just three percent to support the welfare of children. Activists say this means big cuts – to critical programs that were already under-funded. CCTV’s Ravinder Bawa filed this report from New Delhi.

Children’s rights groups in India criticize latest budget cuts

Children’s rights groups in India criticize latest budget cuts

Children's rights groups in India are highly critical of the government's new budget. CCTV's Ravinder Bawa filed this report from New Delhi.

Highlights:

  •  This year there has been a cut of almost 30 percent in the budget for children’s health, education and protection.
  • Most of the flagship welfare programs for children have seen major cuts , with the Integrated Child Development Services getting hardest hit – facing a reduction of about 50 percent.