Discussion on budgets and functioning of Ministries

Parliament has announced the ministries whose Demands for Grants will be discussed in detail in the Lok Sabha (after April 12 when Parliament reconvenes).  They are: Defence Rural Development Tribal Affairs Water Resources External Affairs Road Transport and Highways Together these ministries have asked Parliament for a total of  Rs 289,938 crore (Rs 175,772 crore for Defence alone) - which is slightly over a quarter of the total expenditure budgeted by the Central Government for 2010-11. The Rajya Sabha does not discuss demands for grants but has announced a list of ministries whose functioning it will review after the recess.  They are: Home Affairs Tribal Affairs Defence Power Chemicals and Fertilizers Petroleum and Natural Gas Youth affairs and Sports Women and Child Development Consumer affairs, Food and Public Distribution Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation