• Over ₹5,000cr spent on EVMs for LS polls

    Over ₹5,000cr spent on EVMs for LS polls

    Published Date : 07-Jul-2019 9:01:46 IST

    Of around Rs 9,000 crore spent on the recent Lok Sabha elections, more than 60% has been on the procurement of voting machines and VVPAT units. The consolidated expenses in three financial years for conducting polls was Rs 8,966 crore and over Rs 5,400 crore of this went into acquiring EVMs. According to budget provisions for 2019-20, the government has allocated Rs 1,000 crore for clearing pending bills for election expenditure and Rs 1,464 crore has been allocated towards poll-related expenditure for the current year.

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