Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday presented the 8th Annual Budget, with a focus on employment. Calling it the ‘Rozgar Budget’, Sisodia said that the Delhi government has come up with schemes that will provide jobs, food, and increased opportunities in business to those who have lost their livelihoods during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sisodia said that the government aims to increase the employment rate in Delhi from 33 per cent to 45 per cent. “Currently, only 57 lakh people out of the total population of the national capital are employed. The government aims to take this number to 75 lakh in the next five years.”
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said his government’s ‘Rozgar Budget’ will generate employment for the youth on a large scale. He said that the budget has taken care of every section of Delhi.
“Many congratulations to Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia for presenting the ‘Rozgar Budget’ for Delhi. This budget will create employment on a large scale for the youth. Every section of Delhi has been taken care of in this budget,” Kejriwal said in a tweet in Hindi.
Presenting the budget for the eight consecutive year, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, said the government will spend Rs 4,500 crore in the next five years to generate 20 lakh jobs in the city.