Delhi allocates 26% to education in its budget

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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.

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

Kejriwal said the government has allotted Rs 1,500 crore for development works in unauthorised colonies.

The "green" Delhi budget 2018-19, presented on Thursday, has a 26-point programme for fighting pollution, including 1,000 electric buses and subsidies for switching to non-polluting fuel, while education and health continued to get the lion's share of allocations.

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Sisodia told the Assembly in his Budget speech that education had been given about 25 per cent of the total budget for a third consecutive year.

These range from intra-city Wi-Fi connectivity to the intended number of Mohalla Clinics and from the completion of the one of the most eagerly-awaited infrastructural road projects in the Capital, phase III of the Barapullah corridor, to procuring the intended number of buses for the ailing public transportation sector. Subsidy of up to Rs 5,000 per tandoor to restaurants to replace coal tandoors with electricity or gas-based tandoors.

Sisodia also declared that 50 per cent concession will be given in registration of CNG cars and solar panels will be installed over 16 km cycle track.

Budget of Rs 10 crore was also proposed for self defence classes for girls. This is 26% of the total budget from 23.5% in 2017-2018.

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Rs 15 crore allocated for school ranking to be done by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights. And for sports, Rs 20 crore has been allocated.

A sum of Rs 175 crore was allotted for installing 1.2 lakh CCTV cameras in all government schools, which would enable parents to view online their children's activities in the classroom.

School teachers would be given tablet computers to keep the record of attendance. An incentive of Rs 1 lakh will be given to industries to switch over to piped natural gas.

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