Noting that International Monetary Fund (IMF) too had recommended increasing spending on social sector, CPI stated that the Centre hiked allocations for education, health care, integrated child development services (ICDS) and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
    
"Government should have acknowledge that neo-liberal economic policies had led to unprecedented inequalities throughout the world including countries like US. India also fell prey to such policies.
    
"Therefore, IMF had suggested there for more spending on social sector. We demand Centre to enhance budget for such schemes substantially," CPI general secretary D Raja said.

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