Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is presenting the Union Budget for 2021 today

New Delhi:

The government has allocated Rs 3,726 crore for forthcoming Census, which will be the first digital census, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday.

Presenting the Union Budget for 2021-22, she said the government is also working on a national language translation initiative.

Ms Sitharaman also announced a deep ocean mission with an outlay of more than Rs 4,000 crore over five years.

In other measures, she said the government has also proposed to set up a conciliatory mechanism for quick resolution of contractual disputes.

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Further, the government also proposed to introduce National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, Ms Sitharaman said.

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