Highlights of Delhi budget

May 29th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS  

Highlights of the Delhi budget for 2012-13 presented Monday by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit:

- Scholarships for students belonging to th Scheduled Castes (SC), the Scheduled Tribes(ST), other backward classes (OBCs) and the minorities.

- Free text books and cash subsidy for school uniforms ranging between Rs.500-900.

- Food subsidy for two lakh vulnerable households.

- Loans up to Rs.5 lakh for entrepreneurs from SC/ST/OBC and the minorities.

- 2,900 new hospital beds to be added.

- Monthly aid of Rs.1,000 for the HIV-affected poor and Rs.2,050 for orphans.

- Delhi Transport Corp to get 600 new buses.

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