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Delhi budget 2018: Highlights

Delhi budget 2018: Highlights


* Project to install CCTVs to be completed by June, 2019, says Sisodia
* Rs 100 crore allocated for free WiFi scheme

* Rs 1500 crore allocated for infrastructure development of unauthorised colonies

* Internal sewer line installation in 162 colonies to be completed by 2020 to 13 lakh residents

* Bulk water meters to be installed all over Delhi for everyday audit of water

* CCTVs to be installed at all Aanganwadi centres

* Rs 1,833 crore allocated for welfare schemes for poor and marginalized

* Rs 53 crore allocated for Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra

* Rs 15 crore to be allocated to establish Mobile Van Clinics

* First Response Vehicle to be launched from East Delhi with 16 bike ambulances

* Rs 20 crore allocated for free diagnostic tests at Delhi government hospitals

* Rs 403 crore allocated for Mohalla Clinics and Polyclinics

* Tabs to be provided to all teachers in government schools to help them keep online record of students

* Plan of 12,748 additional rooms, 30 new school buildings and nursery classes in 366 Sarvodaya schools

* Parents workshops to start in Government Schools

* SMCs to get a fund of Rs 5 lakh for expenses on books, teaching innovation and small maintenance works

* 100 DTC Standard size buses to be added

* Road safety policy draft to be released soon and Road safety fund to be created soon, says Sisodiya

* Around 1.2 lakh CCTV cameras in Government schools

* Mission Buniyaad to enhance reading and maths skills of students between classes 1 to 8 in months of April, May and June

* Government introducing a new curriculum in government school

* Education gets around 25% of total Budget for the third consecutive year

* 26% of Budget being allocated for education total amount Rs. 13,997 crore

* Delhi to get fleet of 1,000 electric buses, biggest in the country and one of the biggest in the world.

* 26 Points Programme under Delhi’s Green Budget

-Pilot project to install solar panels over 16 km length of cycle tracks

-Replace all the street lights with energy efficient LED lights under ESCO model

-Edge-to-edge paving and landscaping of PWD roads

-Enforce Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) for all new and large commercial buildings

-Building Energy Efficienecy Programme(BEEP) for government buildings

-Agriculture cum Solar Farm scheme to incentivise the installation of solar panels on agricultural farms

-Group Net Metering to enable solar power generation in govt

-Generation Based Incentive (GBI) for 3 years under existing and future net metered connections

-Purchase of 100 MW of Green Power through Solar and Wind- based generation

-Multi- pronged initiative to strengthen the Pollution Under Control

-Strengthening the enforcement wing of Transport department

-50 percent concession in registration charges for CNG factory fitted private cars

-Comprehensive Electric Vehicle Policy for Delhi

-Expansion of eligibility criteria for E- Rickshaw subsidy

-Induction of 905 electric feeder vechiles to boost last mile connectivity

-1000 fully electric buses to be rolled out in Delhi

-To develop a model for forecasting of air pollution scenario

-1000 indoor display panels inside all government buildings dealing with the public to display information on air pollution levels

-New forests to be developed at Jaunapur, Ayanagar, Dera Mandi, Bela Farm, Garhi, Mandu Pocket- A

-Make Delhi Kikkar free

-Increase in green coverage of Delhi in mission mode

-To carry out real-time source appointment study of air pollution in Delhi

-To develop the first comprehensive city-wide inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in Delhi

* Delhi govt to reduce 20.9 lakh metric tonne CO2 and PM 2.5 by 503 MT in 2018-19 with its ‘Green Budget’

* Rs 1,000 crore being earmarked for maintenance of roads and lanes

* 13% of total budget will be allocated to the three MCD’s

* Total budgetary spending for 2011-12- was Rs 26,432 crore. This increased to Rs 30, 940 crore in 2014-15. For 2018-19, the Delhi govt budget figures touch Rs 53,000 crore

* Per capita income increased by 9.41 percent in 2017-18

* Budget has increased 1.5 times in the last three years

* Our government worked extensively on education, health, electricity, water, minimum wages, skill etc, says finance minister

* 400 new water connections done in Delhi colonies

* Delhi govt spent a total of 11.3 % on health sector

* Delhi is paying the highest minimum wages to workers in the country

* We are spending one-fourth of our budget on education for past three years, says Sisodiya

* The Delhi government could begin the construction of only two old-age homes, as against the target of 10 till December 2017

* As per the outcome budget, the critical indicator of “number of DTC buses operational” showed that the public transporter owned 4,126 buses in 2016, but the number declined to 3,988 during April-December, 2017

 * The Delhi government could only establish 160 Aam Aadmi Mohalla clinics till December 2017, as against the target of 1,000
* Sisodia said the purpose behind the Outcome Budget was to bring a high degree of accountability and transparency in public spending

* The AAP govt on Wednesday presented its first Outcome Budget in the Delhi Assembly, seeking to fix accountability of all the stakeholders, including the Lieutenant Governor (LG), through new monitoring units, in planning and executing the city administration’s programmes and schemes

* Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodiya will present Delhi govt’s budget for the financial year 2018-19 on Thursday.

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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