The Delhi government presented a Rs 69,000-crore budget themed on "patriotism"
The Delhi government presented a Rs 69,000-crore budget themed on “patriotism” for financial year 2021-22 on Tuesday, announcing free COVID-19 vaccination to all in its hospitals in the coming phases of the ongoing inoculation drive.
Presenting the budget, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said it is based on “deshbhakti” (patriotism) as it pays tributes to freedom fighters and hopes to work towards building the capital and the country, as envisioned by them.
Presenting the budget for the seventh consecutive time in the Assembly, Sisodia proposed to allocate Rs 16,377 crore, one-fourth of the total budget, for the education sector while the health sector got Rs 9,934 crore.
Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government will celebrate the country’s 75th Independence Day and organise programmes for 75 weeks starting March 12.
The city government has proposed to allocate Rs 45 crore to install high masts to hoist the national flag at 500 places in the…