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Delhi Budget: Proposal Of Setting Up Of 5 Old Age Homes
As part of its efforts to provide support and security to senior citizens living in the national capital, Delhi government will be setting up old age homes at five locations -- Kanti Nagar, Chittranjan Park, Rohini, Paschim Vihar and Chattarpur. The completion of work for the old age home in Kanti Nagar is targeted by December 2017, said Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today while presenting the Budget 2016-17. He said the land for construction of four old age homes at Geeta Colony, Janakapuri, Sarita Vihar and Vasant Kunj and another two homes for mentally-challenged persons -- for men at Usmanpur and for women at Dallupura -- have been acquired and the projects are at various stages of implementation. He also proposed a plan outlay of Rs 1,381 crore for social security and welfare schemes in 2016-17. The government is working to provide better education and skills to the youth, particularly SC, ST, OBC and minorities through training and skill development. Various schemes are being implemented for SC, ST, OBC students like financial assistance for purchase of stationery, scholarship, reimbursement of tuition fees in private schools etc. An outlay of Rs 398 crore is proposed for all these welfare schemes and improvement of infrastructure facilities in SC basties. Besides, for transparent and efficient implementation of financial assistance programmes, Sisodia said Delhi government is undertaking a massive exercise for verification of the beneficiaries in order to ensure that the assistance reaches the most deserving and any duplication or fake beneficiaries are weeded out.