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‘Rozgar Budget’: Delhi Govt Presents Rs 75,800 Cr Budget For FY 2022-23; Assures 20 Lakh Jobs By 2027, Better

Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia will present the annual budget for the financial year 2022-23 today. Yesterday, he tabled the Outcome Budget 2021-22 in the assembly highlighting achievements of top-performing departments like education, transport, health, and finance.

Updated: March 26, 2022 1:50 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Analiza Pathak

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia to present annual budget in Delhi Assembly today

New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday presented a Rs 75,800 crore budget in the Assembly for the financial year 2022-23 under the name “Rozgar Budget”. In his budget speech, Sisodia said, “Delhi’s economy is recovering gradually from the impact of COVID-19. The budget allocation for 2022-23 is Rs 75,800 crore.” Sisodia added that the Delhi government has come up with schemes that will provide jobs, food, and increased opportunities in business to those who have lost their livelihoods during the Covid-19 pandemic.

20 Lakh jobs by 2027

Sisodai announced 20 lakh jobs in 5 years in certain job sectors. “Now, I want to present the important section of our ‘Rozgar Budget’ containing 20 lakh new jobs. In this, I will put plans to take the economy of Delhi on the path of progress and generate lakhs of employment opportunities out of this progress.” he said.

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The finance minister said, “We are aiming to increase the percentage of the working population of Delhi from the current 33% to 45% in the next five years. That is, out of the total population of 1 crore 68 lakh people of Delhi, these 56 lakh people who do some employment at present, we will have to increase their number to 76 lakhs.”

New jobs will be created in these sectors:

  1. Retail Sector
  2. Food & beverages
  3. Logistic & Supply Chain
  4. Travel & Tourism
  5. Entertainment
  6. Construction
  7. Real Estate

Health card for Delhi residents

Delhi residents will be provided with health cards. This will be linked with voter ID . This will be linked with voter ID. Sisodia said Rs 160 crores has been allotted for this scheme.

Family tree, health history will be linked with the health card. This will provide better health coverage to Delhi residents.

Attractive tourist destinations

Sisodia in the budget suggested a ‘Delhi Shopping Festival’ with the aim to increase number of tourists.

He said, “We plan to redevelop and transform these iconic markets of Delhi into attractive tourist destinations. For this, we propose 100 crores in the budget. At least 1.5 lakh new job opportunities will be created in next 5 years from within just 5 markets.”

Further, he said, “Shopping festivals will increase the number of tourists by about 4lakh, which will benefit hotels, restaurants, tourism and other businesses in a big way and overall will have a favorable impact on the lives of 12 lakh people employed in these sectors.”

Delhi Budget 2021-22

The budget size for the financial year 2021-22 was Rs 69,000 crore. The budget size for 2022-23 is 9.86 per cent higher than the previous year. This is the eighth consecutive budget of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

Yesterday, Sisodia tabled the Outcome Budget 2021-22 in the assembly highlighting achievements of top-performing departments like education, transport, health, and finance. Listing achievements of different departments, Sisodia said that more than three crore women availed the facility of free travel in public transport buses in Delhi in 2021-22. The free bus ride scheme for women was launched by the AAP government in 2019.

The budget session of the Delhi Assembly commenced on March 23 and will conclude on March 29.

Last year, the Delhi government had called its budget for the fiscal year 2021-2022, the Deshbhakti Budget. Under it, the government had allotted 25% of the funds to education.

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