The Annual Plan for the year 2013-14 for the state of Delhi was finalised on 31 May 2013 at a meeting between Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit. The plan size has been agreed at 16626crore rupees.
Government of NCT of Delhi has taken number of initiatives for the improvement of health services. A central procurement agency has been set-up which is ensuring access to high quality and low cost drugs in all public facilities. Around 60percent of population including slums and unauthorized colonies has been covered through network of ASHAs for immunization, safe delivery, new born care, improved nutrition and health education.
The major initiative launched to support vulnerable household not covered under other welfare schemes is Dilli Annashree scheme under which Aadhar linked food subsidy of 600 rupees per month is being given. Around 1.30 lakh household would benefit under kerosene free city programme launched in august 2012. She said monthly pension for women in distress, disabled persons, SC/ST/ Minorities has been increased to Rs 1500. More than 80 per cent population has been enrolled for Aadhar cards.
A world class skill development centre is being set up at Jonapur under PPP in collaboration with ITE Singapore. Around 15000 youth will benefit annually from the facility. 116 services have already been brought with- in the ambit of Delhi (Right of citizen to time bound delivery of services) act.
The decline in ground water levels due to rapid pace of urbanization resulting in reduced natural recharge to aquifers in NCT of Delhi is a major concern. On an average the ground water withdrawn in Delhi is 138 percent. In south Delhi it is 201percent and in East Delhi 180 percent which is unsustainable. Though the number of initiatives has been taken for restoring the existing water bodies in Delhi but only 121 water bodies has been restored.
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