The gender budget, placed in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the first time in 2009 as a component of the civic budget, has come a long way with significant advancements at every stage. With 50% women corporators from this year, budgetary provisions for women's welfare also make a significant 9% of the budget.
The budget presented on Tuesday makes provisions for utilising 50% of budgets allocated for health and education for women's health care and education of the girls.
Free supply of text books, uniforms, education kits for girl students will also be taken up. "We need to focus on the implementation aspect now as execution of the schemes introduced in the gender budgets have not been up to the mark," said Shubha Raul, former mayor, Shiv Sena.
In addition to the Rs2,465.69 crore allocation, an additional provision of Rs15.69 crore has been proposed for various women welfare schemes.