Ahead of elections, Kejriwal presents govt’s ‘Report Card’

Gives ownership certificates of houses to 65,000 families residing in slum areas

Ahead of elections, Kejriwal presents govt’s ‘Report Card’

AAP convener and CM Arvind Kejriwal along with party leader Manish Sisodia in New Delhi. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

New Delhi, December 24

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday released a report card, listing out top 10 achievements of the AAP government in the last five years.

The Kejriwal government has listed quality education, free health facility and subsidised electricity as its main achievements.

“We are sevaks (servants) of the public and it is our responsibility to present our report card of our performance,” Kejriwal said.

“The kind of historic majority we got in the last election, we have done the same kind of historic work in the last five years,” he said.

The AAP national convener said the education budget has increased three times from Rs 6,600 crore to Rs 20,000 crore.

Kejriwal claimed that in the past 70 years, a total of 17,000 classrooms were constructed in government schools in Delhi while during AAP's five-year tenure, 20,000 classrooms were built.

The second achievement listed in the report card is free health facility under the title of “Quality Healthcare for All”.

“We are the only government to spend 13 per cent of its budget on health. The budget was also increased from Rs 3,500 crore to Rs 7,500 crore,” the CM said.

“We also developed a vaccine for dengue with the help of the people of Delhi to fight the disease,” he said.

On providing subsidised electricity to residents of the national capital, Kejriwal said Delhi was the only city in India which has 24-hour electricity. Talking about providing piped water supply to every household in Delhi, he said, “About 14 lakh people have been benefited through it. Water has been supplied to 1,554 unauthorised colonies,” the CM said.

The report card will be taken to 35 lakh households in the city as part of a door-to-door campaign, he said. The report card is part of the party’s campaign for the upcoming Assembly election.

Kejriwal also launched the “Mukhyamantri Aawas Yojana” for the residents of Jhuggi Jhopri (JJ) clusters and said the AAP government would provide a pucca house to every citizen of Delhi.

According to the Chief Minister, 65,000 families residing in slum areas were distributed ownership certificates on Tuesday and they would soon be provided pucca houses.

Speaking at the event, Kejriwal said, “In the past 70 years no government has worked for the people of JJ clusters and these certificates will ensure that these slums will not be demolished.”

The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board, which is mandated to construct houses for the slum dwellers, had launched a survey in June this year to ascertain the number of beneficiaries to be provided pucca houses.

Around 65,000 families have so far been covered under the ongoing survey.

“It is a matter of great pride and happiness for all of us today. The slum dwellers who have been covered under the Delhi government’s survey will be getting pucca houses,” Kejriwal said.

“These certificates are a surety of non-destruction and non-encroachment of your slums, as well as a surety of getting pucca houses,” he said. — PTI

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