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The government has decided to draw up a provisional budget to cover special-account expenses for disaster recovery in April in case the fiscal 2012 budget plan fails to clear the Diet this month because of political squabbling, sources said Sunday.

The measure is aimed at keeping government funds flowing after April 1 to ensure that debris disposal and radiation decontamination work related to the March 2011 disasters will continue without interruption.

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