₹16,377 cr allocated for education, Delhi govt to open virtual schools

₹16,377 cr allocated for education, Delhi govt to open virtual schools

Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday presented the annual budget for the fiscal year of 2020-21. Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, present a budget outlay of  ₹69,000 crore, which is the highest till date. Based on theme of patriotism, the Delhi government will allocate  ₹10 crore for programmes on the live of BR Ambedkar which will be observed during the 75-week ‘deshbhakti’ celebrations, he added. Another  ₹10 crore will be allocated for programmes and events on the life of Bhagat Singh, he also said.

Among the key highlights, the government aimed to make Delhi’s per capital income equivalent to Singapore level by 2047. The Delhi government will also open its first ‘Sainik Schools’ in Delhi. A Deshbhakti curriculum will also begin in schools this year under which there will be one period will be dedicated to patriotism every day.

For art, culture and tourism sector , govt allocates ₹521 crore. Two new schemes to be launched for Delhi’s heritage promotion. Five crore to be used to make tourist spots safe for women.

The Delhi govt allocates ₹3,227 crore for power sector. “90% households in Delhi are availing power subsidies. Subsidies have also been extended to farmers and lawyers,” says the deputy chief minister.

Government propose ₹50 crore for Ashram decongestion plan. Underpass at ashram chowk to be ready by June this year, says Manish Sisodia.

Delhi is inching towards 11,000 buses as mandated by various courts, says Sisodia. The govt is planning to bring 1,300 e-buses in Delhi. 300 e-buses under DTC which will come by this year, Sisodia announces.

For the first time in a decade Delhi now has 6,693 buses. Once the new buses come including low-floor CNG buses, the fleet will go up to 7693, he also said.

The most progressive step taken by the Delhi Govt is the Delhi Electronic Vehicle (EV) Policy. Before EV Policy, 0.2% of total vehicles in Delhi were EVs

After EV Policy, 2.2% of total vehicles in Delhi were electronic. 7,000 new EVs after the policy was rolled out, says Sisodia

As many as 1,343 unauthorised colonies have water and sewer pipelines now out of 1,797 colonies says Sisodia he allocates ₹5,328 crore for urban development.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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