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Delhi Assembly’s Budget session | GSDP estimated to contract 5.6%: Lt. Governor Anil Baijal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Speaker of Delhi Assembly Ramniwas Goel and L-G Anil Baijal arrive to attend the Delhi Assembly's Budget session, in New Delhi on March 8, 2021.   | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

The Delhi economy is estimated to suffer a contraction of 5.6% in the gross State domestic product (GSDP) in the current financial year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Lt. Governor Anil Baijal said on March 8.

Last year was unprecedented as the coronavirus pandemic posed the biggest challenge to the people. The Delhi government faced this challenge in collaboration with the Centre, Mr. Baijal said in his address in the Assembly on the first day of the Budget session.

The government has undertaken various steps to handle the crisis and job losses due to the pandemic, Mr. Baijal said.

He outlined the measures taken by the Delhi government in dealing with the pandemic, such as raising number of hospital beds, setting up of plasma bank and home isolation.

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