Kejriwal's 'Desh Bhakti' budget, 16377 crores for education
The Delhi government on Tuesday presented a budget of Rs 69,000 crore for 2021-22. In the budget, the Delhi government has announced to apply Covid-19 vaccine free to people in all its hospitals.
Presenting the state budget, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that his budget is based on 'patriotism'. Tributes have been paid to the freedom fighters through the budget and steps have been taken in the direction of making the capital of the country the capital of their dreams.
Sisodia presented the budget for the seventh consecutive time. In the budget, Sisodia has proposed to allocate one-fourth of it for the education sector and Rs 9,934 crore for the health sector.
Besides being the Deputy Chief Minister, Sisodia is also handling the affairs of the Finance Ministry. He said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to celebrate the 75th year of the country's independence. For this, it will organize programs for 75 weeks from March 12. He said that under the patriotic budget, the state government will erect high poles at 500 places in the national capital to wave the national flag at a cost of Rs 45 crore. He said, "We have allocated Rs 45 crore to erect 500 high poles to hoist the entire Delhi flag. These poles will be on the lines of Central Park at Connaught Place. If a person comes out even two kilometers from his house, he will see the tricolor and there will be a feeling of patriotism in his mind. "
Sisodia said that "patriotic period" will also be started for the study of patriotism in the schools of the state. He said that during the 75-week "Patriotism" festival, a provision of Rs 10 crore has been made for the program of each for the program on the life of Bhagat Singh and BR Ambedkar.The Deputy Chief Minister also said that in the next stages of vaccination of Covid-19 vaccine will be free of cost in hospitals of Delhi Government. He said that for this, an allocation of Rs 50 crore has been made for "Aam Aadmi Free Covid Vaccine Scheme".
Presently, Covid-vaccine is being given free of cost to senior citizens and persons suffering from any serious disease in the age group of 45 to 59 years in central and Delhi government hospitals while Rs 250 is being charged in private hospitals. Sisodia said that in view of the experience of the Covid-19 epidemic, a separate allocation of Rs 1,239 crore has been made in the budget, which will be done in expanding health services, opening new hospitals, repairing old hospitals and increasing the number of beds.
The Deputy Chief Minister also said that special "Mahila Mohalla Clinic" will be opened in Delhi from next year. In the first phase, 100 such clinics will be opened.
Sisodia said that water supply will be ensured in all unauthorized colonies in the next two financial years. In the budget, Rs 3,274 crore has been proposed for the Delhi Jal Board for the next financial year.
He said that the AAP government wishes to take the per capita income of Delhi equal to the per capita income of Singapore by the year 2047. The total size of the budget for the next financial year is 6.1 percent higher than the budget for the current year.