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Delhi gets Rs 2360 cr in budget ahead of C'wealth Games

delhi Updated: Feb 16, 2009 17:14 IST

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As the national capital gears up to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi has been allocated a whopping Rs 2360 crore, an increase of Rs 1600 crore compared to last year, in the interim Union Budget for 2009-10.

The National Capital Territory of Delhi has been given Rs 1000 crore for the Commonwealth Games infrastructure, compared to Rs 400 crore given during 2008-09.

Expenditures on Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission schemes have also recorded a sharp jump from Rs 108.36 crore in the revised estimate for 2008-09 to Rs 1045.01 crore in 2009-10.

Focus in the budget has been given on development of urban infrastructure which was allocated Rs 478.52 crore compared to Rs 50 crore last time.

Besides, integrated housing and slum development has been given Rs 93.12 crore compared to nil in 2008-09.

The Centre provided assistance to the NCT of Delhi for programmes that provide nutrition to adolescent girls, e-governance and Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojana.