Kejriwal raises issues concerning Delhi at NITI Aayog

Kejriwal raises issues concerning Delhi at NITI Aayog

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New Delhi, June 16: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday raised issues related to the share of Delhi in Central taxes and other matters concerning the national capital at the NITI Aayog's Governing Council meeting here.

He sought Centre's support in the mega project related to natural storage of water in the Yamuna floodplains which could help solve water crisis in Delhi. According to a study, the water stored during one monsoon season would be sufficient for 2 years.

Kejriwal also raised the issue of full statehood to Delhi which has been promised decades ago but denied by successive Central governments.

Delhi CM also said that the national capital did not get its share in Central taxes. According to 14th Finance Commission, states get 42% share in central taxes, whereas Delhi gets a paltry Rs 325 crore, he said.