New Delhi, March 8: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tabled the Delhi Budget on Wednesday in which sectors like education, health, Infrastructure and transport are likely to get major allocation and no new tax included for the fiscal year 2017-18. Out of the Total Budget, 24% is allocated to Education Sector and 15% for MCD to improve functioning.
Presenting the Rs 46,600 crore budget in the state assembly, Sisodia said that Historic year for water infrastructure. 309 Unauthorized colonies got water supply for the first time in Delhi. Also, we reduced tax slabs. This year, we’ll cut tax on other things such as sanitary napkins. 12.5 per cent tax on sanitary napkins over Rs 20 will be reduced to 5 per cent.He said, Delhi Govt proposes total outlay of Rs. 5506 Crores for public transport including road infrastructure in 2017-18. For security and welfare of senior citizens Delhi government will set up a commission. The number of beds in Government hospitals will be increased from 10,000 to 25,000 targets in upcoming financial year, said Deputy CM.
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