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Welfare schemes get Rs 1,737 crore

CM Sheila Dikshit proposed to increase the plan outlay in the social service sectors by 111 per cent in the 12 th Plan in comparison to the 11 th Plan.

CM Sheila Dikshit proposed to increase the plan outlay in the social service sectors by 111 per cent in the 12 th Plan in comparison to the 11 th Plan.

For all ongoing and new schemes under Social Security and Welfare sectors,a budget provision of Rs 1,737 crore was made. This is 34 per cent higher than the provision of Rs 1,298 crore last fiscal. The provision for SC/ST/OBC/minority welfare is Rs 714 crore.

About 2 lakh households not covered by BPL cards or food supply under the Annapurna/ Antodaya Yojana will get a food subsidy of Rs 600 per month under the “Dilli Annashree Scheme”. The amount will be transferred directly to the bank account of the senior-most female member of the household. For this scheme,Rs 150 crore has been kept aside.

Higher rates of scholarships for the SC/ST,OBCs and minority students,a stipend of Rs 1,000 per annum to each SC/ST/minority students from Class I to VIII in government and government-aided schools,free textbooks,cash subsidy for school uniforms and an amount ranging from Rs 1,000-2,000 for meritorious students were also proposed.

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Dilli Swarojgar Yojana for SC/ST and OBCs will provide loans of up to Rs 5 lakh to an entrepreneur setting up a venture in the Capital. Rs 50 crore was allocated for this. New homes for the mentally challenged will be set up at Narela.