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Delhi Budget 2024 highlights: Delhi budget inspired by ideals of ‘Ram Rajya’, says CM Kejriwal

Delhi Budget 2024 highlights: Delhi government's finance minister Atishi made a slew of announcements for the welfare of the people of Delhi.
Delhi Budget 2024 LIVE: CM Arvind Kejriwal and FM Atishi addressing press.
Delhi Budget 2024 LIVE: CM Arvind Kejriwal and FM Atishi addressing press.

Delhi Budget 2024 highlights: Delhi government's finance minister Atishi presented the Budget for the financial year 2024-25 in the state assembly on Monday, with an outlay of 76,000 crore. In her Budget speech, she made a slew of announcements for the welfare of the people of Delhi. It was Atishi's first Budget presentation as finance minister after she was inducted into the cabinet last year in March....Read More

In 2023, Kailash Gahlot had presented the Budget, after the arrest of former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in the excise policy case on February 26.

The Budget Session of the Delhi Assembly began on February 15 and has been extended till March 8. It is likely to be the longest assembly session under the AAP government's regime, according to officials.

Key takeaways from the budget

Allocation of 16,396 crore for the education sector.

Allocation of 8,685 crore for health sector

An outlay of 510 crore for e-buses and 500 crore for Delhi Metro.

Delhi government to give monthly 1,000 to every woman aged 18 years and above under Mukhya Mantri Mahila Samman Yojna

Allocation of 902 crore for development of unauthorised colonies in national capital

Delhi finance minister Atishi announced that Delhi will have over 10,000 public transport buses including 80 per cent e-buses by 2025.

Kejriwal government will implement Business Blaster scheme in its universities and ITIs through 15 crore allocation

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Mar 4, 2024 9:28 PM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 LIVE: Govt allocates ₹40 crore for 'Business Blasters' programme in schools

The Delhi government on Monday allocated 40 crore for the 'Business Blasters' scheme for student startups in its Budget 2024-25 tabled in the assembly on Monday.

It also made a budgetary allocation of 15 crore for the 'Business Blasters Senior' programme slated to be launched in Delhi government-funded universities soon.

Presenting the budget in the Delhi Assembly, Finance Minister Atishi announced an allocation of 16,396 crore for education.

Mar 4, 2024 7:27 PM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 LIVE: Delhi govt allocates ₹664 crore for nutrition schemes

The Delhi government has allocated 664 crore for nutrition-related schemes in its 2024-25 Budget, tabled in the assembly on Monday, with Finance Minister Atishi saying "No one sleeps hungry in 'Ram Rajya'".

Presenting the Budget, Atishi said, "To turn the vision of 'Ram Rajya' into a reality, our effort is to ensure that no person in Delhi goes hungry."

To ensure food for all, the Delhi government has implemented various schemes. There are 10,897 Anganwadi centres that cater to the nutritional needs of eight lakh women and children, she said.

This involves serving daily nutritious hot meals to 1,80,000 (1.8 lakh) children aged three to six, providing nutritional supplements to 3,40,000 (3.4 lakh) children up to three years, and supplying nutritional supplements to 1,20,000 (1.2 lakh) pregnant women and lactating mothers, she added.

Mar 4, 2024 4:45 PM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 LIVE: What is 'Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana'?

The 'Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana' was launched in 2019 to aid elderly population in the city to visit pilgrimage sites across the country.

Under this scheme, the Delhi government organises free pilgrimage travel for the elders to 15 places across religious faiths including Ayodhya, Dwarkadheesh, Puri, Varanasi, Maa Vaishno Devi Dham, Ajmer Sharif, Rameshwaram, Shirdi, Tirupati Balaji and Amritsar.

The senior citizens are required to fill out a form to avail the benefit of this scheme and can take one attendant with them.

Mar 4, 2024 4:06 PM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 LIVE: Delhi govt sets aside ₹80 crore in budget 2024-25 to continue Teerth Yatra Yojana for elderly

The Delhi government on Monday presented a budgetary allocation of 80 crore for continuing the 'Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana' for the year 2024-25.

Delhi Finance Minister Atishi presented the budget with a total outlay of 76,000 crore in the Assembly ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

The Delhi government last year allocated 4,744 crore for the social welfare department which includes expenditure on schemes such as 'Teerth Yatra Yojana'.

Mar 4, 2024 2:50 PM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 LIVE: Budget takes care of every sector, AAP govt inspired by ideals of 'Ram Rajya': Delhi CM Kejriwal

The Delhi government's 2024-25 Budget takes care of every sector, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday and asserted that the AAP dispensation is inspired by the ideals of "Ram Rajya".

The chief minister also said the Mukhyamantri Mahila Samman Yojana, under which 1,000 per month will be given to every adult woman, is probably the "world's biggest step towards women empowerment".

Addressing a press conference after Delhi Finance Minister Atishi presented her maiden Budget in the House, Kejriwal said it is a "very good budget that takes care of every segment of people and sector".

"The Mukhyamantri Mahila Samman Yojana is perhaps the world's biggest programme of women empowerment. It will incur a huge amount. We will implement the scheme after the Lok Sabha polls," he said.

Under the scheme, 1,000 will be provided per month to every adult woman in Delhi.

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Mar 4, 2024 2:16 PM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 LIVE: A history has been created today with ‘Mukhyamantri Mahila Samman Yojana’, says Gopal Rai

“The (Delhi) government under the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal has continuously worked towards ensuring the safety and respect of women in Delhi. A history has been created today with this decision. It will surely build up the self-confidence in women,” said AAP leader Gopal Rai on the announcement of ‘Mukhyamantri Mahila Samman Yojana’ in Delhi Budget 2024-25.

Mar 4, 2024 1:50 PM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: 10,000 public transport buses by 2025

In her Budget speech on Monday, Delhi finance minister Atishi announced that Delhi will have over 10,000 public transport buses including 80 per cent e-buses by 2025.

Mar 4, 2024 1:25 PM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: ₹902 crore for development of unauthorised colonies

Budget 2024-25 allocates 902 crore for development of unauthorised colonies in national capital, said finance minister Atishi on Monday.

Mar 4, 2024 1:11 PM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: Outlay of ₹510 crore for e-buses, ₹500 crore for Delhi Metro

While presenting Delhi Budget on Monday, Delhi finance minister Atishi announced an outlay of 510 crore for e-buses and 500 crore for Delhi Metro.

Mar 4, 2024 12:41 PM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: ₹8,685 crore for health sector

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: Delhi govt allocates 8,685 crore for health sector in FY25 budget, announced finance minister Atishi during her Budget speech on Monday, reported news agency PTI.

Mar 4, 2024 12:22 PM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: Kejriwal government to give ₹1000 monthly to every woman aged 18 years and above

"The Kejriwal government will give monthly 1,000 to every woman aged 18 years and above under Mukhya Mantri Mahila Samman Yojna," said Delhi finance minister Atishi while presenting the budget in Delhi Assembly on Monday, reported news agency PTI.

Mar 4, 2024 12:14 PM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: 'We saved 22,000 lives under 'Farishtey Dilli Ke' scheme,' says Delhi finance minister Atishi

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: "Saving a person's life is 'Ram Rajya' as well. However, we all know that people were afraid of helping accident victims in Delhi a few years ago. That's why we started the 'Farishtey Dilli Ke' scheme. Under this, the Delhi government will bear the cost of expenses of the accident victims. As a part of this scheme, we have saved 22,000 lives in Delhi," says Delhi finance minister Atishi as quoted by news agency PTI.

Mar 4, 2024 11:52 AM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: ₹76,000 crore outlay in Delhi government's Budget

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: On Monday, Delhi finance minister Atishi presented the Budget for the financial year 2024-25 in the state assembly, with an outlay of 76,000 crore.

In her maiden budget speech, she proposed an allocation of 16,396 crore for the education sector.

Mar 4, 2024 11:41 AM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: 'We have taken a 'sanklap' to fulfill the dream of 'Ram Rajya' in Delhi,' says Delhi finance minister Atishi

"Arvind Kejriwal has emerged as a ray of hope for the people of Delhi. People of Delhi have trusted him because of his honesty and have made him the CM with a thumping majority. All the legislators who are present here are inspired by Lord Ram, and that's why we have taken a 'sanklap' to fulfill the dream of 'Ram Rajya' in Delhi," says Delhi finance minister Atishi as quoted by news agency PTI.

Mar 4, 2024 11:28 AM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: Delhi finance minister Atishi hails AAP government's work for people

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: In her Budget speech on Monday, Delhi finance minister Atishi hailed AAP government's work for people. She enumerated different policies and intiatives for the welfare of Delhi people.

She claimed that from 2014 to 2024, massive changes have taken place and cited Delhi's increasing economy, doubling of per capita income, schools for children, infrastructure and free medical treatment to the poor.

Mar 4, 2024 11:16 AM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: Delhi finance minister Atishi starts presenting the Budget

"It is a matter of pride that today, the 10th Budget of Arvind Kejriwal-led government is being presented in the Delhi Assembly," says Delhi finance minister Atishi.

Mar 4, 2024 10:47 AM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: Visuals of Delhi finance minister Atishi with Delhi Budget 2024-25

Check out these visuals of Delhi finance minister Atishi with Delhi Budget 2024-25 outside the Assembly on Monday.

Mar 4, 2024 10:07 AM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: Delhi finance minister Atishi takes blessings of former Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's mother

On Monday, Delhi finance minister Atishi took blessings of former Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's mother. Taking to X(formerly Twitter), Atishi posted: "Every year from 2015 to 2022, I have heard Manish ji's budget speech…Today in his absence, before I am going to present the budget, I took blessings from Manish ji's wife and his mother."

Mar 4, 2024 9:51 AM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: Expectations from the Budget

1,800 unauthorised colonies are there in Delhi. 30% of the city's population lives in those colonies. Delhi government is expected to allocate funds for boosting road network, water pipeline and sewage network in such colonies.

Mar 4, 2024 9:23 AM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: Expectations from the Budget

With Lok Sabha elections set to be held this year, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government is likely to make some major announcements in the Budget. The Budget is likely to focus on education, health, power and roads among other important issues.

Mar 4, 2024 8:52 AM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: About Delhi Assembly's Budget Session

The Budget Session of the Delhi Assembly began on February 15 and has been extended till March 8. It is likely to be the longest assembly session under the AAP government's regime, according to officials.

Mar 4, 2024 8:44 AM IST

Delhi Budget 2024 Live: Delhi government's finance minister Atishi will present the Budget

This will be Atishi's first Budget as finance minister after she was inducted into the cabinet last year in March.

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