Pending projects of govt roll over into budget 2018-19

Pending projects of govt roll over into budget 2018-19

A day after coming out with "outcome budget" aimed at bringing about "high degree of transparency and accountability" in public spending, the AAP government presented its Rs 53,000 crore budget for 2018-19 in the assembly on Thursday, which laid emphasis on environment, health, education and water. "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 Delhi government has earmarked a Rs 53,000 crore in its budget for FY2018-19.

Sisodia announced 50 per cent concession in registration of CNG cars, and said solar panels will be installed over 16 km cycle track. "About 80 lakh persons had availed health services at Mohalla Clinics till now", Mr. Sisodia said adding that sites at 530 places had been identified to establish Mohalla Clinics and the government's target remained at 1,000 such facilities.

The Rs 13,997 crore allocated for education sector was up from Rs 3,525 crore in the previous budget and Sisodia said that education has been getting about 25 per cent of the total budget for the third consecutive year.

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

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

Rs 1,833 crores allocated for welfare schemes for poor and marginalized. Moreover, around 200-250 cameras will be installed to live-stream the classes so that the parents can watch their children.

In health sector, Rs 403 crore was allocated for Mohalla Clinics and Polyclinics and Rs 20 crore for free diagnostic tests at Delhi Government hospitals. He also noted that Rs 1,000 crore was allotted for fix of roads under municipal corporations and Rs 100 crore for those in markets.

He said this is the first "green budget", under which 26 specific actionable points have been mentioned to reduce pollution levels in the national capital, and the government has also fixed a time-line for every project the progress of which will be reviewed by the chief secretary every week. Tackling pollution has been a big problem in Delhi and this budget has focused on that.

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