- In an austerity move, the Union government has decided to reduce wasteful expenditure on items such as travel and food by 20 percent, it is learnt.
- A decision of this effect was taken at a recent meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth (CCIG) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- All ministries have been directed to reduce wasteful expenditure on travel, food and conferences by 20 percent.
- Note: The CCIG was recently created in June 2019.
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