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Delhi Budget 2015-16: Highlights

Jun 26, 2015 17:25 IST

Delhi Budget 2015-16Delhi Budget 2015-16 was presented by the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on 25 June 2015 in the Vidhan Sabha. The budget has been termed as first Swaraj Budget and is the first participatory budget of India.

Main Highlights

  • The 41129 crore rupees budget comprises of 19000 crore rupees Plan Budget and 22129 crore rupees as Non-Plan Buget
  • A Swaraj Fund of 253 crore rupees is proposed to be created with an aim to prioritize implementation of the programmes selected by the citizens for the development of their area.
  • Proposes to set up a new agency Delhi Urban Development Agency (DUDA) in each revenue district to execute the works recommended by the citizens under the Swaraj Fund and Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Fund
  • Proposes to provide a total financial support of 5908 crore rupees to local bodies in 2015-16 which is 14.4 percent of the total budget
  • Proposes 1690 crore rupees as subsidy for measures like reduction of electricity bill and supplying free water up to 20000 litres per month
  • Creation of buffer stock of onion and potato to be released during the scarcity period
  • Proposes to launch free Wi-Fi services  in all colleges and rural areas during 2015-16
  • Doubling the outlay on education by a whopping 106 percent, the budget proposes to spend 4570 crore rupees on education
  • 50 schools to be developed as Model Schools with modern facilities and infrastructure and 236 new schools have been planned
  • Proposes to launch a Higher Education and Skill Development Guarantee Scheme wherein students can get loan up to 10 lakh rupees without any collateral or margin money
  • Proposes 310 crore rupees for promotion of Vocational education and for setting up a Skill University for skill development diploma/degree courses
  • Proposes to open three new ITIs in Rahola, Chhatarpur and Bakkarwala, five new polytechnics one each in North, North East, Central, New Delhi and West Districts of Delhi
  • Proposes to upgrade Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology into a University and increasing its strength from 3000 to 12000 over five years
  • Proposes to set up three new hospitals with total bed capacity of 1800 at Nangloi, Siraspur and Madipur
  • Proposes to set up 500 Mohalla Clinics in all parts of Delhi in 2015-16
  • Proposes to set up an Advance Trauma Care Centre in LN Hospital for sports injury rehabilitation with 100 trauma beds including  ICU and OT facilities
  • Proposes to provide 1500 rupees subsidy on purchase of e-rickshaw so as to provide last mile connectivity
  • Proposes to bring 10000 buses of different specifications to meet the differentiate need of the commuters from the private sector under the PPP Cluster Scheme
  • Proposes to introduce Passenger Information System to provide the real-time information
  • Proposes to launch a mobile app for Self Meter Reading and Bill Generation  to provide water and sewer services to citizens in efficient and friendly manner
  • Proposes to create a Energy Conservation Fund in 2015-16 to finance energy efficient projects and street lighting, etc
  • A new scheme Jan Jal Prabandhan Yojana will be launched to involve the community in management of water and sewerage services in a decentralized manner
  • A new Water Treatment Plant is proposed to be set up at Iradatnagar and existing water treatment plants at Chandrawal and Wazirabad will be rehabilitated to increase the water production to meet the demand

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