Delhi Budget updates | AAP govt allocates ₹16,396 crore for education; to give ₹1,000 per month to every woman

Delhi Finance Minister Atishi presented the budget for the financial year 2024-25 in the State Assembly and said the government is trying to realise the dream of Ram Rajya

March 04, 2024 12:10 pm | Updated 02:52 pm IST

Finance Minister Atishi, while presenting the budget for the financial year 2024-25 spoke about how Delhi has changed in the last 10 years under the AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) government.

The focus of the budget going into an election year is Ram Rajya. Atishi said in Ram Rajya it is said that there was no poverty. Arvind Kejriwal’s government aspires to remove poverty through education, access to health and several other measures.

In her maiden budget speech, she proposed an allocation of ₹16,396 crore for the education sector.

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  • March 04, 2024 13:45
    Largest allocation in budget to education sector

    Under the education budget, ₹100 crore has been allocated to the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) for training teachers, and another ₹150 crore has been proposed for the construction of new schools and classrooms.

    Finance Minister Atishi proposed ₹45 crore for the maintenance of existing classrooms and ₹42 crore for Schools of Specialised Excellence in the 2024-25 fiscal.

    The Minister announced an allocation of ₹118 crore for sports education, ₹1,212 crore for higher education and technical education and ₹15 crore for “Business Blasters Senior”.

    “The Kejriwal government will implement Business Blaster scheme in its universities and Industrial Training Institutes through ₹15 crore allocation in budget,” she added.


  • March 04, 2024 13:36
    ₹6,216 crore allocated for various schemes

    Finance Minister Atishi announced a budget outlay of Rs 6,216 crore for various schemes under the Social Welfare Department, Women and Child Development Department and SC/ST/OBC Welfare Department.

  • March 04, 2024 13:16
    To further strengthen the public transport system in 2024-25, the government has allocated ₹5,702 crore
  • March 04, 2024 13:01
    Finance Minister Atishi allocates ₹500 crore to DMRC, which includes the development of Delhi Metro’s Phase IV
  • March 04, 2024 13:01
    In the year 2024-25, ₹340 crore have been allocated by the Government to pink tickets issued to women commuters
  • March 04, 2024 12:50
    Intend to lay down 1,000 kms of road in villages, removal of dark spots across Delhi

    Finance Minister Atishi said that strengthening of roads has enabled the development of the Capital and the Government intends on delivering integrated corridors, 3 double decker flyovers in collaboration with DMRC and 8 new flyovers by the end of 2024-25. 

    The Government also intends on laying down 1,000 kms of road in the villages of the Capital and the removal of dark spots all across the city.

  • March 04, 2024 12:44
    Delhi to have over 10,000 public transport buses including 80% e-buses by 2025: Finance Minister Atishi
  • March 04, 2024 12:36
    Delhi govt allocates ₹16,396 crore to education sector

    Delhi Finance Minister announces ₹15 crore allocation to promote entrepreneurship among college students with the Business Blasters Senior programme as a measure to fight unemployment.

  • March 04, 2024 12:31
    Atishi presents maiden budget

    “Just as Lord Ram had to face many hardships in his 14 years of vanvas, Kejriwal has also had to face many hardships in the past 9 years with constant roadblocks being created by the Central government. However, he has managed to deliver on every promise. “The journey is far from over but we have made important strides in the first decade and are announcing further measures to achieve Ram Rajya,” Delhi Finance Minister Atishi says

  • March 04, 2024 12:19
    Education a priority for our government: Delhi Finance Minister Atishi

    Delhi Finance Minister said that Education has been the priority of our government, adding ₹16,396 crore outlay for education.

    “Today the children of labourers are going to become managing directors. 2,121 children studying in Kejriwal government schools have passed the JEE and NEET examinations. Education has been the priority of our government. In 2015 we doubled the education budget. We spend 1/4th of our expenditure on education only...For this year we are making a provision of ₹16,396 crore for education...” said Delhi Minister Atishi.


  • March 04, 2024 12:13
    Delhi govt allocates ₹8,685 crore for health sector in FY25 budget
  • March 04, 2024 12:12
    Finance Minister Atishi announces Mukhyamantri Mahila Samman Yojna

    Finance Minister Atishi announced Mukhyamantri Mahila Samman Yojna under which all women above the age of 18 will get ₹1000 a month. ₹2000 crore have been allocated for the scheme.

    “Whether is a college student wanting to buy books or a woman wanting to watch a movie. She will not have to ask anyone for money,” Atishi says while announcing the new scheme. 

    To be eligible, the woman, above the age of 18, will have to be a voter in Delhi, should not be filing income tax and should not be a beneficiary of any other government pension scheme.

  • March 04, 2024 12:02
    Finance Minister Atishi presents her maiden Delhi Budget

    The focus of the budget going into an election year is Ram Rajya. 

    Atishi says in Ram Rajya it is said that there was no poverty. Arvind Kejriwal’s government aspires to remove poverty through education, access to health and several other measures, she says

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