Delhi Budget 2021: Major focus on Education and Health sector; to start virtual schools

Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia presented the annual budget for 2021-22 on Tuesday, March 9. Sisodia presented the highest budget outlay of 69,000 crores.

The budget for 2021-22 has a major focus on the health and education sectors of the state.

Rs 16,377 of the budget has been reserved to bring reforms in the education sector. The government will introduce a voluntary mentorship program called “Youth for Education.” The syllabus for nursery to class 8 will be revised under the budget.

The government has started to design a virtual model school. A new law university called the Delhi Law University will soon be inaugurated by the government.

AAP government has allocated Rs 9,934 crore towards the health sector of which 50 crores is allocated for the vaccination drive. COVID-19 vaccines will be free of cost in government hospitals in the state. Women mohalla clinics will be opened all around the city.

The Delhi government plans to make the state’s PCI equal to that of Singapore by 2047.


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