A Record 78,800 Crore Budget was Presented by Delhi’s FM Gehlot

On Wednesday, the House heard the presentation of the Rs 78,800 crore Delhi budget for the fiscal year 2023–24 by Finance Minister Kailash Gahlot. Gahlot delivered the budget for the first time since taking over the finance division after Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister, resigned after being detained by the CBI in connection with the Delhi excise policy scam case. 

Main points of the Budget

In order to become a “saaf, sundar, and aadhunik” city, Delhi

  • There will be 100 Mahila mohalla clinics built and more than Rs 9,700 crore allocated for the health sector
  • More than Rs 16,500 has been allocated to education
  • By 2025, the city will have 80% electric buses, cutting 4.6 lakh tonnes of carbon emissions.
  • 3,348 billion rupees have been set aside for the energy sector. 
  • 6,342 crores of rupees were allocated for transportation
  • 9,333 crores of rupees, were allocated for water management.
  •  8,241 crores rupees will be allocated to local organizations in the 2023–24 fiscal year.
  • Free bus rides for women will still be offered in 2023–2024

There is a massive increase in the budget as more than 20% of Delhi budget goes to the education sector.

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