FM Manish Sisodia presents Outcome Budget
Shows progress in health, education & transport
NEW DELHI: AAP government had brought out the Outcome Budget the second time in the House for 2018-19, which tells the outputs and outcomes of spending of funds allocated in 2018-19 Delhi Budget. Delhi Finance Minister manish Sisodia said that the prime objective of this exercise is to enhance transparency in the use of public money, predictability and ease of understanding of the Delhi government the schemes being implemented by various departments. On Monday, just before annual budget tabling in the House, the Finance Minister tabled in the Delhi Assembly with highlighting Education, Health, Transport and Social Welfare Department etc.
The AAP government has projected to operationalise 250-300 'mohalla clinics' by March, the Outcome Budget of Delhi government, tabled in the Assembly on Monday stated. The second Outcome Budget of 2018-19 up to December 31, which was tabled by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the Delhi Assembly, also stated that the city government's expenditure on health "grew faster than both its historical pace and the national average". "The availability of beds in hospitals of Delhi is being enhanced through remodelling and construction of new hospitals," it stated.
As many as 189 "mohalla clinics" have been built till December 2018 with plans for 1,000 such facilities to be built cumulatively. The Outcome Budget stated that 250-300 'mohalla clinics' are projected to be operationalised by March 2019. Delhi has recorded the best air quality monitoring network in India with coordinated action resulting in a substantial reduction in emission of particulate matter in last four years. The city's green cover increased from around 20.2 per cent in 2015 to 20.6 per cent in 2017.
Delhi government has almost completed the construction of an old age home and begun the work for another till December 2018 against the target of building eight old age homes in the city. Over four lakh senior citizens were provided monthly old age pensions till December 2018, an increase of 1.36 per cent from 2017-18. Over 2.90 lakh people were provided access to toilets, an increase of 431 per cent from 2016-17. Against the government's target of establishing 200 night shelters in 2018-19, 199 such shelters were started till December 2018.
According to the Outcome Budget report, the daily ridership of Delhi Metro increased to 25.01 lakh in 2018-19 up to December 2018 as against 24 lakh in 2017-18.
The Finance Minster Manish Sisodia said that average daily ridership of Cluster buses is 12.12 lakh per day against the target of 12 lakh per day. However, earning per bus per day increased to Rs 6,299 against the target of Rs 6,021.