Controlling fiscal deficit, the new government will have to provide huge funds for these projects. At the same time it needs to eradicate rampant corruption in the schemes like NRHM, ICDS, MNREGA.

Manmohan Singh-led UPA government had started 16 flagship programmes in both the tenures. In 2013-14 general budget, Rs 2,31,340 crore was allocated to these schemes.

It will be difficult task for Modi to arrange such huge funds in his government's first budget likely to be presented in the first week of July. Among all programmes, MNREGA is the most expensive program of UPA at Rs 33,000 crore. No government can take risk of trimming MNREGA budget given its legal status.

Citing a study done by the Allahabad University, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in its report stated that corruption exists in MNREGA because of deep-rooted nexus between the contractors, the elites and the local government functionaries. According the UIDAI report, contractors in Odisha found guilty of embezzlement of 32 percent of MNREGA budget, depriving around 10 lakh labours of their benefits. The same situation prevails in many districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

A senior official from Planning Commission has said that the implementation of flagship program is in the domain of state governments and hence the Centre couldn’t intervene in it.

The CBI is probing the irregularities unearthed in the implementation of NRHM in Uttar Pradesh. The CAG also pointed out irregularities in the JNNURM.

The new government needs to check leakage in the Indira Aawas Yojna, Mid-Day Meal Scheme, Anganwadi, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana and Public Distribution System (PDS). According to Planning Commission report, 58 percent foodgrain are not distributed among poor under the PDS.

After the implementation of Food Security Bill, cutting its subsidy will also be a tough task for the new government.


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