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Delhi gives 'Ladli' scheme Rs 103 crore in Budget

delhi Updated: Mar 22, 2010 22:19 IST
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The much lauded 'Ladli' scheme has got Rs 103 crore, one-third of the total revenue allocated for women and child development in the Delhi budget.

Delhi Finance Minister AK Walia, presenting the Budget in the state assembly on Monday, said the allocation to the scheme for 2010-11 has seen an increase of Rs 17 crore from last year's plan outlay of Rs 86 crore.

A total of Rs 330 crore has been proposed for Women and Child Department, including nutrition sector in the budget.

Announcing this, Walia said the scheme introduced in January, 2008 has shown a "positive" impact on improving the sex ratio and also contributed towards enrolment of more girls in the schools and bringing a "much-needed" change in societal attitude towards girls.

"Enrolment under Ladli scheme is expected to touch 1.5 lakh," he said.

Keeping in view the importance of widow pension scheme, the finance minister said, an allocation of Rs 46 crore has been made. The Delhi government at present provides pension to nearly 42,000 widows.