The expenditure on subsidies for food, fertiliser and fuel for 2014-15 is budgeted at Rs 2,46,397 crore, as against Rs 2,45,452 crore in the revised estimates

The biggest mystery on the day of the interim Budget had to do with the rollovers for the next financial year on the subsidy front. While the fertiliser, food and petroleum sectors were demanding more money, Finance Minister P Chidambaram insisted that there would be no rollovers, except for Rs 35,000 crore on fuel subsidy.