Kejriwal govt presents Rs 53000 crore 'green' budget for 2018-19

Kejriwal govt presents Rs 53000 crore 'green' budget for 2018-19

Similarly, the government had proposed to induct 736 buses under the cluster scheme to augment the operational fleet of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) during the 2017-18 fiscal.

Slamming Finance Ministry's claims of India becoming the fastest growing economy in the world, he said that there is no use of it if we spend lesser than BRICS and SAARC countries on health and education.

In the budget for the financial year 2017-2018, 23.5 per cent of the total budget amount was allocated for the education sector.

The 26 initiatives listed out by the government in this year's budget also included procuring 1,000 electric buses, introduction of 905 feeder electric buses meant for last mile connectivity from Metro stations and expansion of eligibility criteria for e-rickshaw subsidy that have also figured in the budgets of past governments. "We have complete trust on our businessmen and they believe on the government, that's why we get more taxes' collection, " Mr Kejriwal said. As much as 12 per cent of the budget has been allocated to health.

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Looking at the increase in crime that is happening in Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party government has allocated Rs 175 crore to install 1.2 lakh CCTV cameras in government schools. The budget estimates to reduce 20.98 lakh metric tons Carbon dioxide and PM 2.5 by 503 MT in 2018-19. And for sports, Rs 20 crore has been allocated. "Parents will be able to see their children through the internet". The move was taken while keeping in mind the case of Class 9 girl student, who committed suicide recently.

The government has proposed to launch a universal health insurance scheme with an outlay of Rs100 crore. Rs 6729 crore is allocated for the health sector.

"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.

The government provided Rs 1,833-crore for different welfare schemes for poor and marginalised sections. The government had, last fiscal when 110 of these were functional, announced that it meant to increase the number of Mohalla Clinics to 150. Staff will be in place by Feb 2019.Completion time of putting up CCTVs in Delhi is June 15, 2019, says Sisodia.

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