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Budget session of Delhi Assembly begins from today

India TV News Desk 23 Jun 2015, 7:33:50 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The Budget Session of Delhi Assembly will begin from today with government focusing to improve education infrastructure.

This will be the first budget of the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government after storming to power in February earlier this year.

The city government is expected to double the fund allocation for education sector in the budget. In the run up to Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party had promised to construct 500 new schools and 20 colleges in the national capital.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also Education Minister, has also advocated improving teaching system in government schools.

According to officials, the allocation for education sector will be highest in 22 years.

The AAP government has also promised to provide education loan of up to Rs 10 lakh to students.

"The AAP Government wants to improve education infrastructure and in view this, more fund allocation for education? is needed," said a government official.

The increase in proposed allocation will be in line with the AAP's political promises to upgrade education system in the national capital.

Sources said that health sector is also likely to see around 40 per cent increase in allocation in the budget which will be tabled on June 25 in the Assembly.