Over 82% domestic consumers benefitted from power subsidy: Delhi government

Over 82% domestic consumers benefitted from power subsidy: Delhi government

Over 82% domestic consumers benefitted from power subsidy: Delhi government

Sisodia said the Outcome Budget 2017-18 breaks down the performance of each major scheme and programme of the Delhi government into two indicators - output indicator, which speaks about what are the services or infrastructure that government departments are required to be provided, and outcome indicators, which tell exactly how did the people benefit from that scheme. As much as 12 per cent of the budget has been allocated to health.

The 26 anti-pollution programmes, spanning across four departments - Environment, Transport, Power, and Public Works, include a real-time, round-the-year study in partnership with the University of Washington to understand sources of pollution.

"The budget estimates for 2018-19 are pegged at Rs 53,000 crore which is 19.45 per cent more than the revised budget estimates of Rs 44,370 crore for the previous financial year", Sisodia said.

A total of 48,879 patients, suffering from tuberculosis, were put on treatment till December 31, 2017 as against 57,000 patients in fiscal 2016-17, it stated.

Around 1000 indoor display panels are assigned to be installed in the government buildings to display pollution levels. It is a first of its kind Green Budget in the country.

Rs 10 crore allocated for self defence training for students. The power subsidy scheme that has earlier benefitted 38.61 lakh households will continue.

The Government has earmarked Rs 13,997 crore for Education, which is 26 per cent of the total budget estimates.

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.

Rs 20 crore allocated for sports facilities in schools. "Parents will be able to see their children through the internet".

Rs 403 crore will be allocated for setting up "mohalla" and poly clinics in the national capital, he said. Rs 6729 crore is allocated for the health sector.

A subsidy of up to Rs 1 lakh will be given to industries in approved industrial areas, to switch to piped natural gas from existing polluting fuels.

The government provided Rs 1,833-crore for different welfare schemes for poor and marginalised sections. 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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