The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Appropriation Bill 2019-20 that would allow the Union Government to withdraw Rs 98.18 lakh crore from the consolidated fund to meet its expenditure during 2019-20.

The Bill Appropriation Bill 2019-20 was moved by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The house took up clause by clause vote on the adoption of the Appropriation Bill and passed it by a voice vote without any discussion.

The Finance Minister is likely to move the Finance Bill 2019 in the lower house on Thursday that contains tax proposals of the government for the fiscal year 2019-20.

Earlier, the Lok Sabha has discussed the demands for grants of various ministries including Railways, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, road transport and highways and Youth Affairs and sports.

On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha took up a discussion on the demands for grants under the control of Youth Affairs and Sports. Replying to the discussion, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister of State Kiren Rijiju said that junior and senior sports athletes would be given adequate funds.

“We will ensure that all Sports Authority of India centres are functioning……. Training of security forces and the Central Armed Forces will be integrated with these centres so that world-class athletes are produced,” the Minister said.