AAP govt tables Budget with green theme for unified pollution control

Delhi Budget 2018: Finance Minister Manish Sisodia presents Delhi budget

Former Delhi Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said that the government claimed that 70 per cent budget on education had been spent is a blatant lie as till December 2017, 60-70 per cent on education had not been spent.

In the Rs 53,000 crore budget, up from Rs 48,000 crore in 2017-18, Rs 13,997 crore (26 per cent of the budget) was allocated for education sector and Rs 6,729 (12.7 per cent) for health sector.

Also, Rs 1,500 crore has been allocated for infrastructure development of unauthorised colonies across the city and Rs 10 crore has been earmarked for starting self-defence classes for girl students of government schools.

Presenting estimates for the 2018-19 fiscal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said this is the first "Green budget" of the government aimed at effective containment of pollution in the city. "We have complete trust on our businessmen and they believe on the government, that's why we get more taxes' collection, " Mr Kejriwal said.

The government has also proposed to set aside Rs 1,000 crore for fix and maintenance of smaller roads owned by the municipal corporations of the city, he said.

The programmes also have a slew of incentives for switching to non-polluting fuel, including 50 per cent concession in registration charges for private cars with factory-fitted CNG.

For the fix and maintenance of smaller roads owned by the municipal corporations of the city, the government has assigned Rs 100 crore for the plan.

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26% of the total budget that is highest sectored allocation goes to education.

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

Of the Rs 13,997 crore budget allocation, Rs 13,328 crore is the revenue budget, and Rs 759 crore is the capital budget.

Around 200-250 cameras to be installed in each school so parents can see their children through live-streaming.

"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.

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

Rs 15 crores to be allocated to establish Mobile Van Clinics.

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