Monday, 23 July, 2018

Delhi allocates 26% to education in its budget

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Judith Alexander | 26 March, 2018, 02:16

Deputy CM Sisodia presented Rs 53,000 crore annual budget for 2018-2019.

26 percent of Budget is allocated for education, total amount Rs. 13,997 Crore.

The state finance minister, Manish Sisodia, said, "Despite demonetisation and GST, Delhi's economy is growing", adding that the government allocates Rs 1,000 crore for repairing small roads of the municipal corporations.

The budget puts a thrust on reducing pollution levels in the national capital by proposing various measures that include 1,000 electric buses to be introduced in Delhi, making it the second largest public e-bus fleet in the world after China, a provision for 905 electric vehicles for last mile connectivity and concession of upto 50 percent for registration of CNG cars.

Presenting his first budget since the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST), Sisodia said: "During the current financial year, up to February 2018, we have collected revenue of Rs22,887 crore, registering a growth of 17.6% over last year". Sisodia, while explaining the budget details, kept on taking a dig at Baijal for not clearing numerous government's projects. There will also be subsidy for restaurants to encourage them to move from using coal to electricity or gas-based tandoors.

The pilot project to install solar panels over 16 km length of cycle tracks.

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The government has also proposed to set aside Rs 1,000 crore for fix and maintenance of smaller roads owned by the municipal corporations of the city, he said. The budget estimates to reduce 20.98 lakh metric tons Carbon dioxide and PM 2.5 by 503 MT in 2018-19. "I propose an outlay of 100 crore for Wi-Fi project in 2018-19", he said.

The government would spend Rs 5 lakh for school managing committees to strengthen libraries, arts and education.

To benefit 13 lakh people, the installation of internal sewer lines in 162 colonies to be completed by 2020. And for sports, Rs 20 crore has been allocated. Rs 15 crore has been allocated to Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights to evaluate and rank government schools.

School teachers would be given tablet computers to keep the record of attendance.

A sum of Rs 175 crore was allotted for installing 1.2 lakh CCTV cameras in all government schools, which would enable parents to view online their children's activities in the classroom.

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