Delhi is getting the cheapest electricity in the country, there is emphasis on the environment, we did not allow the rate of electricity to grow even for the fourth year.
In the budget proposals for the upcoming financial year, the government also announced installation of CCTV cameras in schools, providing self-defence training for girl students, allocating Rs 100 crore for free Wi-Fi, which was a major pre-poll promise by the AAP and installation of 1.2 lakh CCTV cameras in the city by June next year. The total allocation for education comes up to Rs 13,997 crore, and is the highest among all sectors.
The 26 anti-pollution programmes, spanning across four departments - Environment, Transport, Power, and Public Works, include a real-time, round-the-year study in partnership with the University of Washington to understand sources of pollution.
In the past, the AAP government has presented an "education and health budget' and "outcome budget".
All school managing committees will be given Rs 5 lakh each to strengthen libraries, arts education.
Sisodia also declared that 50 per cent concession will be given in registration of CNG cars and solar panels will be installed over 16 km cycle track.
In the Delhi budget 2018-19, Rs 2190 crore has been allocated to the power department. Moreover, around 200-250 cameras will be installed to live-stream the classes so that the parents can watch their children.
More than Rs 6,700 crore has been allocated for health sector. The government had, last fiscal when 110 of these were functional, announced that it meant to increase the number of Mohalla Clinics to 150. "Around 80 lakh people have used mohalla clinics so far", Sisodia said.
Rs 15 crores to be allocated to establish Mobile Van Clinics. Sisodia also announced that Rogi Kalyan Samitis to be formed in all constituencies.
Sisodia, also the Deputy Chief Minister, announced Rs 1,500 crore allocation for infrastructure development of unauthorized colonies in the city.
Maken said that it was very unusual that in every AAP budget, it is claimed that 1500 new buses would be added to the DTC fleet, 1000 Mohalla Clinics would be established, and CCTV cameras will be setup and free Wi-Fi would be provided, but the ground reality is totally different as none of these promises have been fulfilled.