Delhi

Delhi share goes down by Rs. 157 crore

Delhiites watching the live telecast of Budget presentation by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee from Parliament House in New Delhi on Friday. Photo:Sushil Kumar Verma

Delhiites watching the live telecast of Budget presentation by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee from Parliament House in New Delhi on Friday. Photo:Sushil Kumar Verma  

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As its funds utilisation in 2011-12 was only Rs. 769 crore out of Rs. 1,257 crore allocated

With Delhi utilising only Rs. 769.37 crore of the Rs. 1,257.86 crore allocated to it in the Union Budget for 2011-12, the Central Government has this time reduced its allocation to Rs. 1,100 crore.

The budgetary support for Delhi has been lowered since in the financial year 2011-12 its utilisation came down to Rs 769.37 crore from Rs 1,001.88 crore in the previous fiscal.

Overall, Delhi has got budgetary allocation under various heads from the Centre.

Under the Demands for Grants to the Ministry of Agriculture, the budgetary allocation for Delhi Milk Scheme in 2012-13 has been pegged at Rs 20 crore, which is significantly higher than the Rs 9.30 crore allocated to it in 2011-12. The Budget document said the provision is for expenditure of the DMS. Initially the expenditure is met from the budget provision provided by the Government of India and subsequently it is received back as revenue receipt from sale of milk, ghee, etc.

60 crore for NCR

Through the allocations to the Ministry of Urban Development too, Delhi, as part of the National Capital Region, will get funds for the transport sector. Budget 2012-13 has made a provision of Rs 60 crore for the National Capital Region Planning Board under Urban Development. This amount is Rs 10 crore more than the allocation in 2011-12. Apart from this under the head of investment in public enterprises too, Rs 242 crore has been allocated to the Board.

The allocation to Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), through which various works relating to urban development in general and public transport in particular are carried out, has also been increased from Rs 49 crores in 2011-12 to Rs 88 crores in 2012-13.

This provision is made for meeting the expenditure of city development plans, detailed project reports and organising technical seminars, symposiums and consultancy. The JNNURM has also been focusing on externally aided projects for strengthening urban management.

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