The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government presented its budget for 2018-19 on Thursday. This comes a day after the AAP government presented the status report on its first Outcome Budget, which showed a picture of contrasts across departments — with substantial progress on several fronts and some glaring misses and delays in others.
The report mapped the progress of ‘output indicators’, which are the services and infrastructure that a department is supposed to provide, and ‘outcome indicators’, which explained how people benefited from them. The report termed those projects where more than 70% work has been completed as ‘on track’, and those falling below that as ‘off track’.
Laying emphasis on environment, health and education sectors, the AAP government today presented a Rs 53,000 crore budget for 2018-19 fiscal, while making a slew of announcements, including a major thrust on “green” initiatives for pollution reduction and launching ‘health insurance for all scheme. The government also announced installation of CCTV cameras in schools, providing self-defence training for girl students, allocating Rs 100 crore for free Wi-Fi, which was a major pre-poll promise by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and installation of 1.2 lakh CCTV cameras in the city by June next year. Read more here.