AAP presents Rs.41, 129 crore Delhi budget
By Rajashree Seal
Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party government presented its Rs. 41, 129 crore budget on Thursday with a major focus on education, health and transport sectors.
The capital’s budget was presented by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who said that the government’s main focus will be on reforming tax collection system. The government also plans to develop Delhi as a world-class skill centre and medical hub.
Out of the total budget of Rs. 41, 129 crore, a major amount of Rs. 9,836 crore is allocated for education while Rs. 5,908 crore has been set for municipal corporations. An amount of Rs. 1,690 crore has been allocated for subsidy on water and electricity, while Rs.50 crore has been allotted for a Wi-Fi infrastructure in the city, colleges and villages .
The government has also announced Rs. 4787 crore for the health sector, with a plan to construct 100 new hospitals in the capital. Rs 5,085 crore have been allocated for transport while Rs 927 crore set aside for social welfare schemes.
For women’ s safety , the government has planned to set up CCTV cameras in DTC buses and taxes to be increased on cable television and cinema. Luxury tax is also to be increased at the same time polluting vehicles entering Delhi will also be taxed.