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Delhi Budget 2018-2019: AAP allocates Rs 14,000 crore to education sector

The Delhi government allocated Rs 13,9997 crore, which is 26% of the total budget, for the education sector in the budget for 2018-2019 fiscal which was presented in the Assembly in New Delhi on Thursday.

education Updated: Mar 22, 2018 15:19 IST
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia arrives to present the Delhi government budget for 2018-19 in Delhi Assembly in New Delhi on Thursday.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia arrives to present the Delhi government budget for 2018-19 in Delhi Assembly in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI)

The Delhi government allocated Rs 13,9997 crore, which is 26% of the total budget, for the education sector in the budget for 2018-2019 fiscal which was presented in the Assembly in New Delhi on Thursday.

In the budget for the financial year 2017-2018, 23.5% of the total budget amount was allocated for the education sector.

Installation of CCTV cameras in school buildings, self-defence training for girl students, promotion of sports in schools and setting up of a world-class skill centre are among the big-ticket promises made by the the AAP government in Thursday’s budget proposal.

Presenting the budget, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Rs 175 crore will be allocated for installation of CCTV cameras in school buildings. A total of 1.2 lakh cameras will be installed.

“The government has allocated Rs 10 crore for self-defence training of girl students in Delhi and Rs 20 crore has been allocated for promotion of sports in schools,” he said, and also announced allocation of Rs 315 crore for setting up a world-class skill centre in the national capital to train the youth in getting jobs.