A day after coming out with "outcome budget" aimed at bringing about "high degree of transparency and accountability" in public spending, the AAP government presented its Rs 53,000 crore budget for 2018-19 in the assembly on Thursday, which laid emphasis on environment, health, education and water. The Budget also mentions the creation of a Road Safety Policy draft and a road safety fund to be created soon.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who is also the Finance Minister while presenting the budget said, "This budget covers 34 departments of the government and would go beyond the usual way of measuring a scheme by the expenditure of allocated funds".
The programmes also have a slew of incentives for switching to non-polluting fuel, including 50 per cent concession in registration charges for private cars with factory-fitted CNG.
The budget in 2014-15 was Rs 30,940 crore and Rs 26,402 crore in 2011-12, he added.
Rs 20 crore allocated for sports facilities in schools.
Others include replacing all street lights on PWD roads with energy efficient LED lights, an extensive tree plantation drives, and new city forests in Jaunapur, Ayanagar, Dera Mandi, and Bela Farm among others. Subsidy will also be offered to switch over from diesel generator sets with capacity of 10 KVA or more.
As many as 1,000 indoor display boards will be installed in government buildings to display information on air pollution levels.
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He said tablets will be provided to all teachers in government schools to help them keep an online record of students.
The government has also proposed to set aside Rs 1,000 crore for fix and maintenance of smaller roads owned by the municipal corporations of the city, he said.
Around 200-250 cameras to be installed in each school so parents can see their children through live-streaming.
The study will be a part of a 26-point programme to control pollution in Delhi.
For the fix and maintenance of smaller roads owned by the municipal corporations of the city, the government has assigned Rs 100 crore for the plan.