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Delhi govt allocates ₹50cr in budget for fighting Covid-19

Mar 23, 2020 16:32 IST

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday presented a Rs 65,000-crore budget for 2020-21 in the Assembly, the first after the landslide win of Aam Aadmi Party last month. Presenting the budget, Sisodia said that the per capita income of Delhi has grown by 44% over the last five years. The Delhi govt has allocated an initial amount of ₹50 crore for fighting the Covid-19 menace in teh state, and added that the amount may be hiked if necessary. The budget focused primarily on education and health. The Kejriwal govt earmarked ₹365 crore for mohalla clinics and polyclinics in the city and an amount of ₹7,704 crore for the health sector in the next financial year. Sisodia also promised digital classes in each govt school in the capital and allocated Rs 100 crore for that in the budget.