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besides the pilot and the co-pilot.co/TA1H8UdvC8 #india #narendamodi @ArvindKejriwal #modi #Gujarat #bjp — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 16, Of this,more than 20 percent was allocated to a single project in Delhi —namely the Delhi Metro This amount is more than what was allocated for metro projects in Mumbai Bengaluru Chennai Kochi Lucknow and Nagpur all combined The real share of Delhi in the budget allocation is actually closer to 30 percent when one considers the various other headings under which the ministry allocated more money to Delhi including a separate National Capital Region sub-allocation No such separate allocation for a specific urban area exists in the Urban Development Ministry budget and the amounts given to NCR through such methods are much higher than what is allocated to the next few mega-cities combined Recently plans have been mooted for building another Parliament House in Delhi As if this was not enough a committee set up by the Urban Development Ministry has recommended that Delhi be given Rs 20000 crore to "decongest" the city (which happens to have the greatest percentage of area as roads compared to other similarly-populated urban zones) in addition to the obscenely huge over-funding it receives at the cost of all other cities already One would think that Delhi is not a city in India but the royal palace in a monarchy whose upkeep is undertaken at the cost of bleeding everything else A committee set up by the Urban Development Ministry has recommended that Delhi be given Rs 20000 crore to "decongest" the city Representational image AFP But the Indian Union is a republic; a federal democratic republic at that Which is why such a skewed amount of money that is being pumped into Delhi shows how broken whimsical and vested interests drive the budgetary allocation of the Union government ministries of course with a bias towards the crown jewel of the Hindi heartland Recently Shoaib Daniyal sarcastically commented that the Union Urban Development Ministry should be renamed as the Delhi Urban Development Ministry to truly reflect its priorities and concerns The Standing Committeeon Urban Development (of the Ministry of Urban Development) submitted a thick report on its 2015-2016 grants The document mentions Delhi 96 times It mentions Mumbai twice Kolkata four times Chennai eight times and Bengaluru just once When sarcasm is closer to reality than official circulars the rot in the system becomes clear What is not clear is that why should the rest of India’s citizens whose own cities have huge needs of investment in infrastructure continue to be looted for big-ticket projects in Delhi conjured up by bureaucrats in Delhi and typically backed up by political support from so-called and predictably Delhi-headquartered national parties like Congress and BJP Such big ticket investments that are given preferentially to Delhi by extracting money from other states has been a long time tradition Of course to justify cross-subsidy for the already most subsidised city one needs to invoke holy cows such as“national pride” The Asian Games of 1982 and the Commonwealth Games of 2011 both have been occasions that have served as smokescreens for diverting huge amounts of funds to build expensive infrastructure in and around Delhi Incidentally it is also in and around Delhi where sons and daughters of most “national party” politicians live and thrive Such investments also boost up real estate prices in an area and thus the powerful clique that has a foothold in Delhi — bureaucrats contractors academicians traders businessmen top defence personnel media gangs think-tankers pimps high-spending cosmopolitan yuppies and other wheeler-dealers — exert their unholy influence on the subcontinent by building up their paradise at other states’ expense Most of the Urban Development Ministry schemes either start with Delhi or happen only in Delhi The union minister even doubles up as a Councillor of sorts by personally dealing with water problems in sub-areas of Delhi holding area meetings Under the JNNURM scheme 22000 houses were allocated to Delhi more than the next few cities combined Venkaiah Naidu regularly takes interest in micro-projects of Delhi such as promotion of aesthetic designs He recently gave Rs 3250 crore for Delhi’s “decongestion” even before the more recent Rs 20000 crore proposal was floated People from certain areas of Delhi have even marched to the minister’s home to demand a Delhi Metro link to their area —an astonishing endorsement of the barb that the union ministry basically functions as a Delhi internal affair ministry The ministry is already engaged in talks about building another big cricket stadium in Delhi The minister comments on Delhi’s traffic rules of Delhi sees clean parks in Berlin and gets inspired to replicate it in where else but Delhi addresses small-time RWAs of Delhi in meetings flags off driver-less trains of Delhi Metro gives long media interviews of his plans for Delhi (no such interviews exist for his specific plans for any other city) and so on More than 20 percent of the total allocation for the Urban Development Ministry in 2016-2017 budget was allocated to the Delhi Metro PTI If one observeswhat the Urban Development Ministry and its minister mostly engages in it will be clear that the engagement with Delhi goes beyond the mere location of the ministry which is just an incidental byproduct of New Delhi being the capital of India although in this age of connectivity its not clear why head offices of all government institutions need to be physically in Delhi For example a city without a coast in many hundred miles is the headquarters of the coast guard Such examples are too numerous to even count But this also shows that by building a completely subsidised economy of government employees a situation of huge conflict of interest is created when it comes to fund allocation decisions being made across cities by people who are more often than not likely to be living in Delhi This is due to the fact that the union government grabs most of the tax and revenue produced in states and then allocates them according to its own whim This whim is the site of vested interests where Delhi with its power circuit and political brokers and pimps exerts a huge influence This is true for any field The fact that a lot of knowledge sectors or tech-finance industries are situated around Delhi is not because Mirza Ghalib lived there but because disproportionately high infrastructure investments have been made there by cheating people living in other cities Add to this the vast number of union government-funded universities colleges cultural centres and others such trappings of "culture" and one realises how unsustainable this is without the deprivation of others and how unjust In fact a Bengal-based commentator captured it perfectly when he referred to Delhi as a cat that has been pumped into a tiger It is not accidental that the present Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu is completely dependent on the central leadership for his ministerial berth as well as parliamentary seat An Andhra-born and Andhra-nurtured Telugu he was a Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka for 18 long years during which he didn’t learn Kannada and ignored Karnataka so much that this time around Kannadigas got together to launch a massively successful campaign to deny him renomination from their state Such ministers without a mass base or constituency among people are able to allocate funds disproportionately without any political cost to themselves as they owe their power to keeping the Delhi high command happy which is entrenched in Delhi anyway Centralisation is a disease that runs deep in India When it is combined with a minister without a mass base what we have are grand plans about making Delhi “world class” with the money produced by states who will never gain from the money produced by their labour production and resources From that perspective Delhi looks less like the capital of a federal democratic union and more like the imperial seat of an empire That is unacceptable in a republic Delhi has to be cut down to size so that the Indian Union becomes just a union of equal stakeholders and not the captive bond between producers and parasites Naidu recently said “What Delhi can do today others will follow tomorrow" He didn’t mention how every city will get the disproportionate funding that has been allocated to Delhi Do I as a non-Delhi person envy Delhi’s urban development Not really as long as it doesn’t happen by taking our money Delhi should pay for Delhi Written by Ruchika Talwar | Published: August 11 2012 3:02 am Related News Ashrafthe new Gilani After Yousuf Raza Gilanis defiance about writing the letter to the Swiss authorities to initiate corruption cases against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardarinew Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf finds himself in the same dock Pakistans recently legislated contempt of court law was struck down by the court last week This annulled the constitutional cover it provided to high office bearers Daily Times reported on August 9: A five-member bench… directed the incumbent premier to appear before the court on August 27 and explain why the court should not proceed against him. Nussbaum | Published: February 28.

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