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HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

Delhi govt to blow its own trumpet in book of achievements

Atul Mathur, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 02, 2013
First Published: 22:31 IST(2/9/2013) | Last Updated: 02:55 IST(3/9/2013)

After its advertisement blitizkreig across the capital on how it changed the face of Delhi in the past 15 years, the Sheila Dikshit-led Congress government plans to come up with a book on its achievements.

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Chief Minister Dikshit is likely to release her government’s report card on September 5.

With assembly elections less than three months away, over the past few weeks and months the government has been on a publicity overdrive, advertising its achivements on billboards, panels at bus queue-shelters, inside buses and in the Metro.

The campaign focuses on the government’s development work, schemes for the poor, marginalised women and senior citizens.

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Delhi Congress leaders admitted that anti-incumbency may play heavily against the Congress in Delhi this time and the only way to neutralise it was to “publicise the good work”.

The graphic heavy report card — being published in both Hindi as well as English — will have a large number of photographs. It will highlight the work carried out in infrastructure development, the number of social schemes launched, improvement in health sector and power and transport reforms under the Sheila Dikshit government.

“The government has used comparative data, pie chart and graphs to show how the state has progressed economically in the past 15 years. The number of hospitals and health clinics the government has opened, the number of beds it has added, various health schemes that the government launched for economically weaker sections and children have been explained in detail,” a senior government official said.

The food security programme, the Annashree scheme, kerosene-free Dilli plan, houses for economically weaker sections, right to education, welfare schemes for people from the backward classes and minorities have been mentioned in the book, an official said.


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