MLA Atishi addresses ICLEI World Congress 2022 at Malmö Summit, Sweden
New Delhi, May 13 (H.S.). MLA Atishi addressed the ICLEI World Congress 2022 at the Malmö summit in Sweden on Friday. Introduced by the development done by the Kejriwal government in Delhi. Talking about the state’s transformation under the Delhi model, he said that if Delhi, a city of three crore residents can move towards fairness and inclusion, he said that every city in the world can do so.
MLA Atishi said that Delhi has shown in the last seven years that the city of three crore people can strive towards fairness, inclusion and sustainability along with economic development. For the last four years, the result of government schools in Delhi has been better than private schools. The state’s GDP has increased by 150 percent in the last decade. The Delhi government with its efficient budget management policies and fiscal prudence has been steadily increasing the expenditure on education and health care along with government subsidies.
Atishi further said that one in three people in the world does not have clean drinking water. In 2022, more than 200 million people in the world are going to be unemployed. 85 percent of the world’s population does not have even half of the resources available to one percent of the world’s population. Especially the cities in the south of the world face some of the biggest inequalities in this world.
Many people living in cities around the world lack access to basic necessities such as water, electricity, sanitation, education and healthcare. These inequalities and differences are deepening as the population in cities continues to grow. We want to build more equitable and inclusive cities.
The MLA further said that all this has been achieved with increasing revenue and budget at the same time. The total budget of Delhi has increased from Rs 300 billion (in 2015) to Rs 750 billion (in 2022). Every year, the Delhi government has increased its revenue and kept a revenue-surplus budget.
Delhi’s per capita income is three times that of the rest of the country and the state’s GDP has grown by 150 per cent in the last decade. The Delhi government, with its efficient budget management policies and fiscal prudence, has been steadily increasing expenditure on education and health care, along with government subsidies. This is the reason why there has been economic development in Delhi.