AAP’s Delhi Budget: Colleges, rural areas to get free Wi-Fi

New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who presented the state budget in the Delhi Assembly on Thursday, announced that all the colleges and rural villages in the city will get free Wi-Fi in the first phase.

The highlights are as follows:

Rs. 5,908 crore is allocated for the municipal corporation and Rs. 4,993 crore to be returned to Centre as loans.

District Urban Development Authority to be set up for development and maintenance works.

All colleges and rural villages in the city to get free Wi-Fi in the first phase.

Rs. 9,836 crore proposed to be allocated for education. This is 106 per cent more than last time.

The Government has two aims- making Delhi fully literate and making education useful in everyday lives.

20,000 permanent teachers to be appointed to balance the student-teacher ratio in government schools.

Plan to install CCTV cameras in all classrooms of government schools to create an environment of responsibility and transparency.

All government sports facilities, stadiums will be available to public on nominal payment of fee under ‘Pay and Play Scheme’.

Government plans to build 236 new schools and to make 50 schools into model schools.

Rs. 4, 787 crore allocated for health. Government to set up 1,000 new “Mohalla Clinics”, 500 in the current year.

Three new ITIs and five new polytechnic institutes to be opened.

Poor to be provided free bed service online in 42 hospitals. Services for free dialysis for poor to be improved. (ANI)


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