NEW DELHI: The ministry of external affairs is smarting under a Rs 500-crore cut in its budgetary allocation, but the government has actually hiked the assistance budget to several countries.
The Forum for Indian Development Cooperation (FIDC), functioning within MEA's economic thinktank RIS, parsed through the budget to find that the 2016-17 budget has seen the sharpest hike in development assistance for Myanmar, the budgetary allocation jumping from Rs 165 crore in 2013-14 to Rs 400 crore in 2016-17.
In the region, Bhutan continues to get the maximum amount in Indian assistance, taking about 70% of total Indian development assistance this year, getting Rs 5,490 crore, followed by Afghanistan at Rs 520 crore.
India gets billions of dollars in aid money from japan to australia to uk to europe to america but still yet can't built toilets for 850 million poor people in india.
Wonder which article you were reading?
ramakrishna murthy Yeleswarapu
don't spend anything on afghanistan we don't require it they are any way going to fall to terrorists from pakistan so don't waste our money on afghanistan pakistan will never allow afghanistan to stand on its own feet instead use the money for breaking pakistan into 3 different nations
India has tons of problem, but that does not mean India is bad. Care to check how much Chinese loan US has?
India was a developed country before 2014 when Modi stepped in. We were even bigger economy than US and China. Our military might was higher than US. We had no poor in our country, but the day Modi stepped in, India became weaker than even Somalia economically and militarily.
We had no poor in the country? Excuse me, are you Congress bhakt? Goodness, you bhakt mandalis just cannot use sense, can you? It has to be bhakti for someone or other politician. Gosh...
This is what is wrong with our nation & its culture. Instead of trying to pursue proud greatness by first eliminating poverty in our nation & creating dignified standards of life, we pursue vain greatness by trying to look benevolent to the world. A nation of beggars which believes in charity, instead of pride and productivity.