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Delhi Budget 2024: Govt allocates Rs 16,396 crore for education, check key announcements here

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Delhi Budget 2024: In the budget for the year 2024-25, the Delhi government set aside Rs 16,396 crore for education. Atishi, the Finance Minister, highlighted the government’s dedication to providing excellent education to the people of Delhi during the budget presentation in the Delhi Assembly.
During the budget presentation, the minister emphasised the government’s dedication to overhauling the government schools under the leadership of Kejriwal in Delhi. “In the last 10 years, major changes have been introduced in Delhi government schools. We doubled the budget for education in the national capital. Today we are proposing a budget of Rs 16,396 crore for education in Delhi,” she said.
“Before the Kejriwal government, the condition of Delhi government schools were not good. People were forced to go to private schools to study,” Atishi added.
In praising the former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, Atishi recognized his significant impact on advancing the educational environment in Delhi. She highlighted that student outcomes in Delhi government schools have seen improvement under the Kejriwal government, surpassing those of private schools.
In yet another significant achievement, the minister declared the addition of 20,000 new seats in state-run universities, accommodating the current enrollment of 93,000 students across these institutions.
Discussing teacher training and recruitment, Atishi highlighted the efforts of the Kejriwal-led Delhi government in this regard. She mentioned that the government has been actively involved in the training of teachers, having already regularized 47,914 teachers, with an ongoing recruitment process for 7,000 vacancies.
Apart from prioritizing education, the Delhi government has dedicated a budget of Rs 8,685 crores towards the healthcare sector. This allocation encompasses funding for hospitals, medical treatments provided by Mohalla Clinics, provision of essential medicines, as well as the construction and expansion of healthcare infrastructure.
During her inaugural budget address, Delhi Finance Minister Atishi unveiled the ‘Mukhyamantri Mahila Samman Yojana,’ wherein every woman aged 18 or above will receive Rs 1,000 per month starting from the fiscal year 2024-25. “The Kejriwal government will give a monthly amount of Rs 1,000 to every woman aged 18 or above. Under the Mukyamnatri Mahila Samman Yojana, women will be given this benefit,” she said.
On Monday, Atishi revealed the spending plan for the financial year 2024-25 in the Delhi Assembly, setting aside Rs 76,000 crore. She highlighted the government’s efforts to achieve the vision of ‘Ram Rajya’.
(With inputs from PTI)

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