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The heath sector has been allotted Rs.9,669 crore,
while the AAP government has set aside
Rs.16,278 crore for education.

 

NEW DELHI: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia presented a “Rozgar Budget” in the Assembly on Saturday with an outlay of Rs 75,800 crore for the financial year 2022-23, focussing on creating 20 lakh jobs in five years by setting up an electronic city and promoting night economy, retail and wholesale markets in the national capital.

The budget size for the next financial year is 9.86 per cent higher than that of the previous year — Rs 69,000 crore — Sisodia said, adding that Delhi’s economy is recovering gradually from the impact of COVID-19.

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“The Rozgar Budget will take the economy of Delhi on the path of progress and generate lakhs of employment opportunities,” he asserted.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lauded his deputy for presenting a budget that has “taken care of” every section of the society.

“Many congratulations to Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia for presenting the ‘Rozgar Budget’ for Delhi. This budget will create employment on a large scale for youngsters. Every section of Delhi has been taken care of in this budget,” he said in a tweet in Hindi

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In the 2022-23 budget, the heath sector has been allotted Rs 9,669 crore, while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has set aside Rs 16,278 crore for education.

Presenting the budget for the eighth consecutive year, Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, said the city government will spend Rs 4,500 crore in the next five years to generate 20 lakh jobs and Rs 800 crore will be set aside in the 2022-23 budget for the purpose.

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Under its “Rozgar Budget”, the Kejriwal government will organise shopping festivals to promote retail and wholesale markets in the city, seeking to make these places attractive for tourists and create jobs to boost the economy. An amount of Rs 250 crore has been allocated for this in the 2022-23 budget.