Delhi Budget: 26% allocation for education

Delhi Has 556 Motor Vehicles Per One Thousand People

Delhi Has 556 Motor Vehicles Per One Thousand People

Sisodia said the Outcome Budget 2017-18 breaks down the performance of each major scheme and programme of the Delhi government into two indicators - output indicator, which speaks about what are the services or infrastructure that government departments are required to be provided, and outcome indicators, which tell exactly how did the people benefit from that scheme.

The government plans to spend Rs 175 crore to install 1.2 lakh CCTV cameras in government schools.

In what could be the first such endeavour in the country, the Delhi government on Thursday presented a "green budget", which is aimed at controlling pollution, and involves a number of programmes that are meant to be rolled out in a time-bound manner.

"The budget estimates for 2018-19 are pegged at Rs 53000 crore which is 19.45% more than the revised budget estimates of Rs 44,370 crore for the previous financial year", Sisodia said.

However, in the Budget, the government did not mention a time-line for the completion of the project.

The budget provides for subsidies to restaurants to replace coal tandoors with electricity- or gas-based tandoors.

He said a "health insurance for all" scheme will be launched and Rs 100 crore has been allocated for it, adding first response vehicle will also be launched from East Delhi with 16 bike ambulances. The budget estimates to reduce 20.98 lakh metric tons Carbon dioxide and PM 2.5 by 503 MT in 2018-19.

Rs 403 crore will be allocated for setting up "mohalla" and poly clinics in the national capital, he said.

All school managing committees will be given Rs 5 lakh each to strengthen libraries, arts education.

Some of the other measure announced were- Rs 35 crore allocation for two schemes to promote sportsperson in Delhi. Moreover, around 200-250 cameras will be installed to live-stream the classes so that the parents can watch their children.

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

The government also gave Rs 6,903 crore to the local bodies, which is 13 per cent of the total budget and 9.88 per cent higher over 2017-18's allocations.

As many as 1,000 indoor display boards will be installed in government buildings to display information on air pollution levels.

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