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Deputy chief minister and finance minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia presented the budget on Tuesday. The Delhi Congress called the budget a pointless exercise.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Opposition slams Delhi budget, says it lacks vision

UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 03:14 AM IST
Leader of the opposition in the Delhi Assembly, Ramvir Singh Bidhuri said the budget had fewer allocations for development projects that could be taken up in the next one year.
Sisodia, who tabled the Delhi Budget in the assembly on Tuesday, said tax collections were severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020-21 — by an estimated 40% of the budget estimate till January 2021.( Praful Gangurde / Hindustan Times)
Sisodia, who tabled the Delhi Budget in the assembly on Tuesday, said tax collections were severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020-21 — by an estimated 40% of the budget estimate till January 2021.( Praful Gangurde / Hindustan Times)

Covid shock: Tax revenue estimate slashed by 33.5%

By Abhishek Dey, Sweta Goswami
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 02:48 AM IST
In 2020-21, the budget estimate for tax revenue was 44,100 crore, which has now been revised to 29,300 crore.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia arrive at Vidhan Sabha to attend the Budget session, in New Delhi(PTI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia arrive at Vidhan Sabha to attend the Budget session, in New Delhi(PTI)

Big push for health in Delhi's budget

By Sweta Goswami, Abhishek Dey
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 01:22 AM IST
The budget saw an increase of 6.15% from the previous year’s budgeted outlay of Rs65,000 crore, now revised to Rs59,000 crore.
Presenting Delhi Budget 2021-22, finance minister Manish Sisodia said that the government "aims to bring the sports facilities and the sports atmosphere in the city to such a level through the new Sports University so that we can apply to host the 39th Olympics in 2048."
Presenting Delhi Budget 2021-22, finance minister Manish Sisodia said that the government "aims to bring the sports facilities and the sports atmosphere in the city to such a level through the new Sports University so that we can apply to host the 39th Olympics in 2048."

Delhi to bid for hosting Olympics 2048: Manish Sisodia

UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 03:06 AM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too said that Delhi will bid for the 2048 Olympics and the Delhi government will take up whatever infrastructure and other necessities that are needed to be created for the same.
Sisodia also proposed to set up a Sainik school and armed forces preparatory academy in the Capital to prepare students for services in the armed forces.(ANI)
Sisodia also proposed to set up a Sainik school and armed forces preparatory academy in the Capital to prepare students for services in the armed forces.(ANI)

‘Deshbhakti’: AAP’s Budget sentiment

UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 02:36 AM IST
The Delhi government has earmarked 10 crore for programmes on the life of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and the contributions made by Dr BR Ambedkar in framing India’s constitution.
The government has proposed to allocate over <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>600 crore, including <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>85 crore for decongesting Ashram crossing in South Delhi, for road infrastructure projects.(AP)
The government has proposed to allocate over 600 crore, including 85 crore for decongesting Ashram crossing in South Delhi, for road infrastructure projects.(AP)

Infra gets a booster shot: Housing budget ramped up 43%

UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 02:58 AM IST
Finance minister Manish Sisodia also reiterated his government’s commitment to decongest the city roads, especially the busy Ashram intersection, and listed out proposals for various road infrastructure projects in the budget presented on Tuesday.
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI file)
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI file)

News updates from HT: Three held for alleged plot to murder Assam minister

PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 08:51 PM IST
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Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. (PTI)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. (PTI)

Delhi Budget: Law varsity, English speaking course on cards for higher education

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 07:00 PM IST
Delhi Budget 2021: Law university, English speaking course on cards for higher education students
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia speaks during the Delhi Budget at the Delhi Vidhan Sabha in 2016. (Photo by DIP)
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia speaks during the Delhi Budget at the Delhi Vidhan Sabha in 2016. (Photo by DIP)

Delhi Budget 2021: 16,377 crore allocated for education

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 05:26 PM IST
Delhi Budget 2021: Presenting the budget in the Delhi assembly, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said like the previous six years, education this time too will comprise “25 per cent” of the 69,000-crore budget.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference, at Delhi Legislative Assembly, in New Delhi(ANI Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference, at Delhi Legislative Assembly, in New Delhi(ANI Photo)

Will bid to host 2048 Olympic Games: Delhi CM Kejriwal

PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 04:56 PM IST
  • The process of selection of candidate cities for the Olympic Games is a long-drawn one and is divided into two phases, according to the guidelines mentioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia arrive at Vidhan Sabha to attend the Budget Session, in New Delhi,(PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia arrive at Vidhan Sabha to attend the Budget Session, in New Delhi,(PTI)

News updates from HT: Free Covid-19 vaccine in govt facilities, says Sisodia

UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 01:01 PM IST
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Delhi recorded 239 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, lower than the infections reported over the weekend, the health bulletin released by the government showed. (ANI )
Delhi recorded 239 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, lower than the infections reported over the weekend, the health bulletin released by the government showed. (ANI )

Free Covid-19 vaccine for all in govt facilities: Sisodia in Delhi Budget 2021

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 12:32 PM IST
As Manish Sisodia presented a 69,000 crore budget for Delhi, he allocated 9934 crore or 14% of the total budget to health.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia oversees Delhi's budget for 2021-22 on a tablet device, on Monday. He presented the national capital's first paperless budget today.(PTI Photo)
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia oversees Delhi's budget for 2021-22 on a tablet device, on Monday. He presented the national capital's first paperless budget today.(PTI Photo)

Deshbhakti curriculum, Sainik school: Sisodia's budget proposals for education

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 12:32 PM IST
Manish Sisodia further said that the apart from these, the AAP government will also take three major steps in the field of education: new syllabus from nursery to Class 8, setting up of Delhi's own school education board and starting 100 schools of excellence in the national capital.
The government aims to increase Delhi's per capita income and make it equivalent to that of Singapore by 2047, Sisodia said.
The government aims to increase Delhi's per capita income and make it equivalent to that of Singapore by 2047, Sisodia said.

Delhi Budget: Sisodia proposes outlay of 69,000 crore, focuses on patriotism

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 11:41 AM IST
Manish Sisodia said the government will allocate funds for a series of events to be held across the city over 75 weeks from starting March 12 to celebrate 75 years of Independence in India.
Image courtesy: ANI
Image courtesy: ANI

LIVE: Delhi will bid for Olympics in 2048, says Kejriwal

UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 02:55 PM IST
  • Among the key highlights, the budget is expected to have a special allocation for free Covid-19 vaccination at Delhi government hospitals.
“All economies have been dented by Covid-19 and so has the economy of Delhi." said Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal during the Budget Session (PTI Photo/ Arun Sharma)(PTI)
“All economies have been dented by Covid-19 and so has the economy of Delhi." said Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal during the Budget Session (PTI Photo/ Arun Sharma)(PTI)

L-G outlines govt plans, opens Budget session

PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 04:07 AM IST
  • The L-G also noted that the economy of the Capital shrunk by 5.6% due to the pandemic.
Education has remained the focus of the AAP ever since they were elected to power in Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Education has remained the focus of the AAP ever since they were elected to power in Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Govt stays invested in students, on track to achieving targets

PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 03:56 AM IST
  • According to the outcome budget, education was among the sectors where the government was able to achieve maximum targets.
File photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal,(PTI File Photo)
File photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal,(PTI File Photo)

With theme of 'patriotism', Delhi govt to table budget on Tuesday

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:47 AM IST
The budget is also likely to have proposals to open 'Sainik Schools' in Delhi and promote yoga at a widescale in the city.
To ensure maximum collection of revenue, SDMC has decided to start doorstep collection of property tax from the 2021-22 financial year.(File photo for representation)
To ensure maximum collection of revenue, SDMC has decided to start doorstep collection of property tax from the 2021-22 financial year.(File photo for representation)

South Delhi Municipal Corporation drops plan to hike property tax

By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 03:27 AM IST
During a discussion on the budget, Rajesh Gahlot said increasing tax on properties cannot be the only solution to enhance revenue. “There are other ways to increase revenue, so instead of hiking property tax we have decided to bring more people under the tax net of the SDMC."
Manish Sisodia, who is also hold finance portfolio, made these demands at a pre-budget meeting convened by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Manish Sisodia, who is also hold finance portfolio, made these demands at a pre-budget meeting convened by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Enhanced share in central taxes on Delhi’s Budget wish list

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 03:43 AM IST
Manish Sisodia said Delhi, with a population of nearly 20 million, should at least be provided Rs.1,150 crore, along with an appropriate annual enhancement grant for its local bodies.
In his budget speech, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia announced the main allocations in the health sector for increasing the number of mohalla clinics and the bed strength in the Delhi government hospitals.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
In his budget speech, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia announced the main allocations in the health sector for increasing the number of mohalla clinics and the bed strength in the Delhi government hospitals.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Delhi budget promises more hospital beds and mohalla clinics, but no new schemes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2019 01:47 AM IST
The government allocated Rs 375 crores for setting up new mohalla clinics and multi-speciality polyclinics.
Finance minister Manish Sisodia said his government is planning to offer home delivery of ration under government’s doorstep delivery programme.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Finance minister Manish Sisodia said his government is planning to offer home delivery of ration under government’s doorstep delivery programme.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Institutes for disadvantaged students, skill development figure in Delhi budget

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2019 01:40 AM IST
From coaching institutes for SC/ST students and clear competitive examinations after class 12 to coming up with rehabilitation and skill development programmes for the underprivileged, the Delhi govt proposed a budget outlay of Rs 3,429 crore for social security and welfare.
Manish Sisodia spoke about AAP’s 70-point manifesto in his speech and said that important promises such as the Jan Lokpal Bill, regularising contractual employees and cleaning the Yamuna could not be achieved due to Centre’s “unnecessary interventions”.(ANI)
Manish Sisodia spoke about AAP’s 70-point manifesto in his speech and said that important promises such as the Jan Lokpal Bill, regularising contractual employees and cleaning the Yamuna could not be achieved due to Centre’s “unnecessary interventions”.(ANI)

Delhi budget will unite people, says Manish Sisodia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami and Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2019 01:20 AM IST
In his budget speech, Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia listed out the achievements of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s four years in Delhi, while criticising the Centre and Lieutenant Governor for “obstructing” its projects.
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