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Centre allocates Rs 1,112 crore for Delhi in Interim Budget 2019

The Delhi government was given Rs 472 crore as central assistance in the Interim Budget

Railway Budget  |  Delhi  |  Delhi Budget

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal | Photo: @ANI

The Centre Friday allocated Rs 1,112 crore for in the Union Budget, while keeping its share in central taxes and duties unchanged.

The government was given Rs 472 crore as central assistance in the Interim Budget for 2019-20 presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in Parliament.

In the previous Budget, the Centre had allotted a total of 790 crore. The central assistance to the city government was Rs 499.99 crore.

In the Interim Budget, Rs 10 crore has also been given to the AAP government for paying enhanced compensation to the 1984 riot victims. The same amount had been given in the 2018-19 Budget.

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Apart from this, the grant for the Disaster Response Fund remained unchanged with an allocation of Rs 5 crore.

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The city government, led by Arvind Kejriwal, had been demanding that the share in central taxes and duties for it be increased. According to it, Delhi's share in central taxes has remained static at Rs 325 crore since 2001-02.

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First Published: Fri, February 01 2019. 14:40 IST