Delhi Budget 2021: ‘Olympic Games’ dream unveiled; COVID-19 vaccine to remain free at govt hospitals

 Delhi Budget 2021: ‘Olympic Games’ dream unveiled; COVID-19 vaccine to remain free at govt hospitals

The Delhi government will celebrate 75th Independence Day and will hold programmes for 75 weeks starting March 12 as ‘Deshbhakti Mahotsav’

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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday presented the national capital’s first e-Budget

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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday presented the Delhi Budget 2021-22. Sisodia, who holds the finance portfolio in the Aam Aadmi Party government in the national capital, presented the city’s first e-Budget (paperless).

The Rs 69,000 crore Delhi Budget has been dubbed ‘Deshbhakti Budget’ and has been prepared with a 25-year vision for India. It focusses on events to celebrate 75 years of Indian Independence.

The Budget also makes allocation for starting Women Mohalla Clinics in the national capital starting next year. These Mohalla Clinics will only cater to females.

Delhi Budget 2021-22 – Highlights

  • Sisodia called the Delhi Budget 2021-22 as the ‘Deshbhakti Budget’ in view of the Central government’s move to celebrate India’s 75 years of Independence. The Delhi government will celebrate 75th Independence Day and will hold programmes for 75 weeks starting March 12 as ‘Deshbhakti Mahotsav’. “This Budget will focus on India’s 75 as well as 100 years of Independence,” Sisodia told the Delhi Legislative Assembly.
  • Sisodia announced that the AAP government will install 500 Tricolours on high masts across Delhi and Rs 45 crores have been allocated for the same.
  • Rs 10 crore allocated for programmes on Baba Saheb Ambedkar during 75-week ‘Deshbhakti’ celebrations.
  • Rs 10 crore allocated for programmes on Bhagat Singh’s life during 75-week ‘Deshbhakti’ events.
  • Delhi government intends to increase the city’s per capita income to Singapore’s level by 2047.
  • Delhi to get its first Sainik School alongside Delhi Armed Forces Preparatory Academy where besides regular studies, students will be acquainted with NDA coaching.

The Delhi government will start ‘Women Mohalla Clinics’ starting next year where only women can seek health services.
COVID-19 vaccines will continue to remain free for the people of Delhi in government hospitals in the city. Rs 50 crore allocation made in the Budget for the same. “Soon, per day vaccination will be increased to 60,000 from 45,000,” said the Delhi Deputy CM.
In the Budget, Sisodia unveiled a roadmap to improve sports infrastructure in the city and inculcate sports culture among the youth. He also unveiled a dream to host the Olympic Games in the national capital 25 years from now, on the occasion of 100 years of Indian Independence.

Agencies

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