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Delhi Budget 2020: Rs. 65,000 crore budget presented in Delhi Assembly

Delhi budget 2020 has been presented in the assembly. All MLAs sat one meter away from each other due to the risk of Coronavirus.

Mar 23, 2020 14:59 IST
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Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia presented the budget in the House. A budget of 65 thousand crores rupees has been proposed in the Legislative Assembly for the financial year 2020-21. All the MLAs in the Delhi Legislative Assembly sat one meter away to prevent the Coronavirus. Finance Minister Manish Sisodia placed the Economic Survey of the year 2019-20 in the House before presenting the budget. 
 
Key Highlights
In the budget presented for the financial year 2020-21 by the Delhi government, special emphasis has been laid on education. The Finance Minister said that the Happiness Class and Entrepreneurship and Desh Bhakti course will be promoted. Newspaper will be made available for senior classes. Children will be trained to speak English. An amount of 12 crores will be spent on this. 100 crores will be spent on creating a digital classroom. 20 thousand new classrooms will also be built. Delhi Finance Minister said that Delhi will have its own state board to improve the quality of education. Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia also highlighted that government will start 'Delhi Darshan Scheme' and Rs. 10 cr to be provided for it.
 
One-day budget session
There was no post-budget discussions this time due to the risk of Coronavirus. The budget of the Delhi government was 60 thousand crores for the year 2019-20, this time an increase of about 10% can be recorded. The budget session of Delhi Legislative Assembly will be finished in a single day. Economic Survey, Outcome Budget, and Budget 2020-2021 will be presented during this period.
 
Expectations
A special Budget may be allocated for speeding up the construction work for the fourth phase of Delhi Metro. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party government fought the Delhi Assembly elections by highlighting its achievements in the education sector. Thus, there may be a special announcement in the budget regarding education. The ruling party can also announce more free-schemes for the residents of Delhi.
 
Delhi Lockdown
The entire Delhi has been locked-down amidst rising infection of the Coronavirus. International and domestic flight services, including metro, inter-state buses, have been stopped in Delhi till March 31. Only 25 percent of DTC buses will remain on the roads for emergencies. All the borders of Delhi have also been sealed. All types of shops, commercial establishments and factories will remain closed except the drug shops, fruit-vegetable shops and milk plants. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the next decision will be taken after March 31.
 

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