The Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government presented the budget for the financial year 2021-22 on Tuesday, reported news agency PTI. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia presented Rs 69,000-crore budget themed on “patriotism” in Delhi’s Assembly.
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Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, said the AAP government has decided to celebrate the country’s 75th Independence Day and will hold programmes for 75 weeks starting March 12.
He said under the “Deshbhakti Budget”, the city government has proposed to allocate Rs 45 crore to install high masts to hoist the national flag at 500 places in the national capital.
Sisodia also said there will be a “Deshbhakti period” in the city schools.
The AAP government intends to increase Delhi’s per capita income to the level of Singapore by 2047, he added.
An amount of Rs 10 crore will be allocated for programmes on Bhagat Singh’s life during the 75-week “Deshbhakti” celebrations, the deputy chief minister said.
Out of 69,000 crore, Rs 9,934 crore has been allocated to the healthcare sector. The Delhi government announced that COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to people free-of-cost at its hospitals in future phases of the inoculation drive too and a provision of Rs 50 crore has been made in the budget.
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He pointed out that the total outlay of the budget is 6.1% more than the budget presented for financial 2020-21.