Delhi budget 2016: Everything you need to know
The Delhi government has decided to hike the budget allocation of municipal corporations by Rs 1,000 crore, finance minister Manish Sisodia announced on Monday.
“The budget allocation for the municipal corporations of Delhi was Rs 5,908 crore last year. It was later increased to Rs 5,999 crore. This year we have decided to increase it to Rs 6,919 crore,” Sisodia, the deputy chief minister and finance minister, told the Delhi assembly.
The budget for municipal corporations has been increased by Rs. 1,000 crore. The Rs. 46,600 lakh crore budget sets aside the maximum amount for education and health, said Sisodia.
Rs. 10 crore rupees have been set aside for Aam Aadmi canteens. Modelled on the “Amma canteens” set up by the Jayalalithaa government in Tamil Nadu, the Aam Aadmi canteen aims to provide meals at just Rs. 5-10, say reports.
Rs. 100 crore has been allotted for the installation of CCTVs in each classroom of every school, Mr Sisodia said. “We want to make public schools better than private schools,” he said.