Delhi Deputy CM and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia
Delhi Deputy CM and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia

New Delhi: Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia presented a Rs 69,000-crore Budget for the financial year 2021-22 in the Assembly on Tuesday. The budget was presented in a paperless manner as Sisodia carried an electronic device to read out his speech.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has named this year's budget as 'Deshbhakti Budget', focusing on various schemes to instill patriotism in students and celebrate 75 years of independence.

"Today I present this 'Deshbhakti Budget' in view of the Centre's celebrations of India's 75 years of independence with 75 weeks as 'Deshbhakti Mahotsav' starting on March 12. This Budget will focus on India's 75 as well as 100 years of independence," Sisodia said.

"Delhi will have its first Sainik School alongside Delhi Armed Forces preparatory academy where besides regular studies, students will be acquainted with NDA coaching," he announced.

Here are the key highlights of Sisodia's Budget speech

  • Delhi govt has decided to celebrate the 75th Independence Day; to hold programmes for 75 weeks starting Mar 12

  • Delhi govt's Budget for financial year 2021-22 to be 'Deshbhakti Budget'

  • Delhi govt intends to increase city's per capita income to Singapore's level by 2047

  • Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia presents Rs 69,000 Cr budget in Assembly for financial year 2021-22

  • Delhi budget: Rs 10 crore allocated for programmes on Bhagat Singh's life during 75-week 'Deshbhakti' events

  • Delhi budget: Rs 10 crore allocated for programmes on Baba Saheb Ambedkar during the 75-week 'Deshbhakti' celebrations

  • National flags on high masts to be unfurled at 500 places across Delhi on occasion of the 75th Independence Day

  • Rs 45 crore allocated for installation of high masts with national flags at 500 places in Delhi

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