The Delhi government will take development to every house in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said and asserted that the budget tabled in the Assembly Thursday aims at benefiting all sections of the society, including the middle-class, the poor, women and students.
According to Sisodia, the budget has gone up by 1.5 times in the last three years, pegged at Rs 53,000 crore this year.
The "green" Delhi budget 2018-19, presented on Thursday, has a 26-point programme for fighting pollution, including 1,000 electric buses and subsidies for switching to non-polluting fuel, while education and health continued to get the lion's share of allocations.
Delhi's Finance Minister Manish Sisodia, this year, also tabled the status report of the Outcome Budget 2017-18 that he had presented last year. The Budget also mentions the creation of a Road Safety Policy draft and a road safety fund to be created soon.
The budget provides for subsidies to restaurants to replace coal tandoors with electricity- or gas-based tandoors.
Sisodia also declared that 50 per cent concession will be given in registration of CNG cars and solar panels will be installed over 16 km cycle track.
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.
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The government has proposed to launch a universal health insurance scheme with an outlay of Rs100 crore.
The Rs 6,729 crore for health, up from Rs 2,627 crore in the previous budget, has Rs 403 crore allocated for Mohalla Clinics and Polyclinics and Rs 15 crore for setting up mobile van clinics. The budget estimates to reduce 20.98 lakh metric tons Carbon dioxide and PM 2.5 by 503 MT in 2018-19.
Internal sewer line installation in 162 colonies to be completed by 2020 to 13 lakh residents.
The government would spend Rs 5 lakh for school managing committees to strengthen libraries, arts and education.
Some of the other measure announced were- Rs 35 crore allocation for two schemes to promote sportsperson in Delhi. The government has allocated Rs 175 crore estimates amount to this end.
School teachers would be given tablet computers to keep the record of attendance.
Around 200-250 cameras to be installed in each school so parents can see their children through live-streaming.