The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia on Saturday presented a Rs 75,800 crore budget in the Assembly for the financial year 2022 – 23 which is 9.86 percent higher than the previous year budget 2021 – 22. The minister also said that the budget is aimed to help with Delhi’s economic recovery post-Covid-19.
“Delhi’s Economy is recovering gradually from the impact of COVID-19. The budget allocation for the year 2022-23 is Rs 75,800 crore”, Manish Sisodia said in his budget speech. The budget size for the financial year 2021-22 was Rs 69,000 crore. This is the 8th consecutive budget of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.
“In my 8th budget in this house, I am presenting an agenda to create new jobs for the people of Delhi and to boost economic recovery from the damage caused in recent years due to COVID-19, GST, and demonetization. The schemes and the proposals presented in this budget will not only provide new entrepreneurship opportunities to the youth of Delhi, but will also benefit the already established enterprises and businesses. I would like to present to the house the ‘Rozgaar Budget’ for the coming financial year in this house”, Manish Sisodia said in his budget speech.
Through the Rozgaar Budget, we aim to restart and strengthen the engine of economic growth. But Mr. Speaker, before presenting this proposal and plans of this employment budget for 20 lakh new jobs before the house.
Under the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, we are aiming to increase the percentage of the working population of delhi from 33% to 45% in the next five years. Our government has chosen the following sectors as a priority to create new jobs – retail sector, food and beverages, logistic and supply chain, travel and tourism, Entertainment, Construction, Real Estate, and Green Energy.
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