Santosh Ghimire, My Republica, July 05, 2019
KATHMANDU: India has increased its annual aid to Nepal for the fiscal year 2019/20 by 40%.
According to India's National budget unveiled on Friday, Nepal will receive Indian rupees 1050 crore for this fiscal year. In the last fiscal year, the Indian government had allocated Indian rupees 8 crore to Nepal.
Bhutan ranks first in terms of the amount of aid allocated by India for its neighboring countries. Mauritius ranks second and Nepal third followed by the Maldives.
Meanwhile, India has allocated 8 crore each for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and BIMSTEC. Similarly, the Indian government has allocated Indian rupees 275 crore for the United Nations.
India's grant to foreign countries in Indian rupees (highest to lowest)
Bhutan Rs 2801.79 cr
Mauritius Rs 1100 cr
Nepal Rs 1050 cr
Maldives Rs 576 cr
Afghanistan Rs 400 cr
Myanmar Rs 400 cr
Sri Lanka Rs 250 cr
Bangladesh Rs 175 cr
Seychelles Rs 100 cr
Mongolia Rs 5 cr