Delhi Budget: AAP govt allocates nearly Rs 14000 cr for education sector

26 March, 2018, 02:16 | Author: Lynne Higgins
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The first Outcome Budget stated that about 1.90 lakh children in the age group of nine to 11 months were fully immunised against the target of 2.52 lakh children, and one lakh institutional deliveries were facilitated through ASHA workers as against an annual target of 1.40 lakh.

26% of Budget being allocated for education total amount Rs. 13,997 crore. It is 19.45 per cent more than the revised budget estimate of Rs 44,370 crore for the previous financial year.

"We are going to thread 26 programmes and schemes of Transport, Power, Environment and PWD departments for devising a unified system of pollution control to bring down levels of different pollutants", he said. Sisodia, while explaining the budget details, kept on taking a dig at Baijal for not clearing numerous government's projects. Last year, the budget allocation for education was 23 per cent of the total budget.

Rs 15 crore allocated for school ranking to be done by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

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Installation of CCTV cameras in school buildings, self-defense training for girl students, promotion of sports in schools and setting up of a world-class skill center are among the big-ticket promises made by the AAP government in today's budget proposal.

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School teachers would be given tablet computers to keep the record of attendance. The AAP government has allocated Rs 403 crore for mohalla clinics and polyclinics in 2018-2019 and Rs 20 crore for free diagnostic tests.

Restaurants will be given a subsidy of Rs 5,000 per tandoor to replace coal-based ones with electricity or gas-based variants. The government had, last fiscal when 110 of these were functional, announced that it meant to increase the number of Mohalla Clinics to 150. Sisodia also announced that Rogi Kalyan Samitis to be formed in all constituencies.

Rs 1500 crore allocated for infrastructure development of unauthorised colonies.

Rs 53 crores allocated for Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra.

"This has benefitted 37.28 lakh consumers (82.84 percent) of the total 45 lakh domestic category consumers in Delhi", he said presenting the progress report of the Power department.



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