A green budget for 2018-19
The Delhi Assembly passed a INR 53,000 crore budget for the financial year 2018-19 with a major focus on green initiatives to combat the rising air pollution levels in the capital.
Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi and Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, asserted that the budget covers all the sections of the society.
Talking about the budget, Sisodia termed it a “green budget” for effective containment of pollution in the city.
Under the budget, the Aam Admi Party government announced installation of CCTV cameras in schools and providing self-defence training for girl students, besides allocating INR 100 crore for free Wi-Fi and installation of 1.2 lakh CCTV cameras in the city by June next year.
It also proposed the implementation of doorstep delivery of government services by June next year. An amount of INR 1,500 crore was sanctioned for infrastructure development in unauthorised colonies.
July 21, 2018