Delhi Budget 2021-22: State govt to aim for 'Singapore-level' per capita income by 2047, says Manish Sisodia
The deputy CM said that under the 'Deshbhakti Budget', the city government has proposed to allocate Rs 45 crore to install high masts to hoist the national flag at 500 places in the national capital
New Delhi: The Delhi government presented a Rs 69,000-crore budget themed on "patriotism" for financial year 2021-22 on Tuesday.
Presenting the budget, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to celebrate the country's 75th Independence Day and will hold programmes for 75 weeks starting March 12.
He said under the "Deshbhakti Budget", the city government has proposed to allocate Rs 45 crore to install high masts to hoist the national flag at 500 places in the national capital.
Sisodia also said there will be a "Deshbhakti period" in the city schools.
The AAP government intends to increase Delhi's per capita income to the level of Singapore by 2047, he added.
An amount of Rs 10 crore will be allocated for programmes on Bhagat Singh's life during the 75-week "Deshbhakti" celebrations, the deputy chief minister said.
He pointed out that the total outlay of the budget is 6.1 percent more than the budget presented for financial 2020-21.
'COVID-19 situation very serious': Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM, seeks help for beds, oxygen for patients in Delhi
Kejriwal also requested the prime minister reserve at least 7,000 Central government hospital beds out of the 10,000 in Delhi for COVID patients
The govt directed hospitals to increase beds reserved for COVID-19 patients as the city recorded over 3,500 new cases
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said the AAP government is alert on the pandemic situation and keeping a "close watch" on it