Resident welfare associations across the Capital expressed their unhappiness over the 2013-2014 budget.
According to BS Vohra of the East Delhi RWAs Joint Front, the budget provides no relief for the common man. “There is no relief in prices of petrol, diesel, electricity and power. What will the common man do with decrease in taxes on desi ghee and kite flying equipment? This is not a good budget at all,” Vohra said.
The budget has proposed a one-time grant of Rs. 1 lakh to those RWAs who offer space to keep health equipment such as treadmills and will run the facility on non-profit basis.
“This will be of no use as there will be infighting and politics over the allocated amount,” he said.
Rajiv Kakria, a member of a Greater Kailash I RWA, said it was a “please-all budget with little substance”.