New Delhi: To expedite the work of cleaning the Yamuna, the Delhi Assembly has approved a supplementary grant of Rs 1,028 crore for the project. The Assembly also approved additional grants of Rs 100 crore for roadworks under Mukhyamantri Sadak Yojana. The PWD got an additional grant of 800 crores for road maintenance, construction of additional classrooms, and re-modelling of hospitals. Grants of Rs 50 crores for Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana, Rs 75 crores for SC-ST Welfare were also approved by the Assembly.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia placed Supplementary Demand For Grants before the Delhi Assembly. While presenting the demands, he said that the government will not let roadblocks hamper Delhi’s development. The work of cleaning Yamuna will not be stopped. Yamuna will be cleaned before the next elections at any cost. The government will do whatever it takes to ensure this.
“The Delhi government is working on a war footing in this direction. Chief Minister himself is keeping a close watch on the work of cleaning drainage and sewage treatment plants in Delhi. He is regularly taking the progress report on them from the concerned officials,” he said.
Sisodia said, “Despite the budget being approved by the House, the works of the Delhi Jal Board were stopped. But the work of cleaning Yamuna is still on. The government will never let the work of cleaning the Yamuna stop.” He shared that the government has not only got money released to the Delhi Jal Board but has also released an additional budget of Rs 1028 crore for cleaning the Yamuna so that the work of cleaning the Yamuna can be expedited.
“To ensure the cleaning of the Yamuna in the stipulated time, an additional fund of Rs 1028 crore is being given to the Delhi Jal Board to expedite the work of cleaning the Yamuna. The government will not let the work of cleaning the Yamuna stop. Chief Minister has already said that Yamuna will be cleaned for sure,” he added.
It is to be noted that in addition to the supplementary grant for the cleaning of Yamuna, to increase the pace of progress of Delhi and expedite the works of public interest the Delhi Assembly has given an additional fund of Rs 100 crore in the Mukhyamantri Sadak Yojana for the year 2022-23, Rs 49 crores for trans-Yamuna area work, about 800 crores additional funds to PWD for road maintenance, construction of additional classrooms, re-modeling of hospitals etc., Rs 75 crores for irrigation and flood control department, Rs 8 crores for Chhath Ghats, an additional amount of Rs 25 crores for giving Rs 1 crore honorarium to martyrs, additional Rs 50 crores for Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana, Rs 75 crores for SCST Welfare, 50 crores for DGHS, Rs 364 crores for hospital fund, Rs 78 crores for higher education, Rs 199 crores for Samagr Shiksha, Rs 130 crores for the uniform subsidy, Rs 114 crores for mid-day meal scheme, Rs 60 crores for the law department, Rs. 10 crore under the government’s scheme for the betterment of lawyers and Rs. 311 crores for various works of Delhi High Court and Civil Court.