Delhi Government To Take Development To Every House: Arvind Kejriwal

26 March, 2018, 02:13 | Author: Tina Rodriquez
  • Delhi Government To Take Development To Every House: Arvind Kejriwal

In Sisodia's about 100-minute-long budget speech, he, at least a dozen times, pointed out that particular schemes in the budgets require Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's approval.

Presenting the budget Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that the budget follows "trickle up" economics aiming to benefit poor and middle class people in Delhi.

Sisodia announced 50 per cent concession in registration of CNG cars, and said solar panels will be installed over 16 km cycle track.

The budget provides for subsidies to restaurants to replace coal tandoors with electricity- or gas-based tandoors.

The government also gave Rs 6,903 crore to the local bodies, which is 13 per cent of the total budget and 9.88 per cent higher over 2017-18's allocations. Subsidy will also be offered to switch over from diesel generator sets with capacity of 10 KVA or more. A total of 1.2 lakh cameras will be installed. He said the number of average students in technical institutions which used to be 5000 had now come down to 3718, and the number has slumped from 760 to 441 in polytechnics and from 665 to 341 at the World Skill Centre. It also plan to install 120,000 surveillance cameras in government school buildings at a cost of Rs175 crore. The total allocation for education sector stands at 13,997 crore.

To that end, he also announced that the School Management Committee members of its schools will get Rs 5 lakh each as funds to carry out reforms on their own - like small construction or upgrade projects, helping teachers get aids or employing resource persons on their level to help assist their kids - without having to go to the government or the Directorate of education.

The government has proposed to launch a universal health insurance scheme with an outlay of Rs100 crore. With the party staring at the possibility of a by-election for 20 legislative seats and the Arvind Kejriwal government receiving flak for being unable to implement measures to curb pollution over the last two years, the subject that has gained thrust in the governance model of the Arvind Kejriwal-led government that has so far stuck to directeing resources towards public health and improving standards of government schools in the capital.

26 Points Programme under Delhi's Green Budget.



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