Yearender: 2012 saw slew of sops in Delhi

Sheila Dikshit

In July, Delhi reeled under severe water shortage after Haryana cut supply of raw water to Delhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had to intervene in resolving the crisis.

The city government came under sharp attack after power regulator DERC hiked the tariff by 26 per cent hike for domestic consumers in June. Unfazed by criticism, Dikshit, however, justified the hike saying it was done to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

As collapse of the Northern Grid in July triggered severe power cuts in the national capital, Delhi government in corporation with Union Power Ministry launched the Islanding facility to insulate essential services from such incidents.

The government took a number of eco-friendly measures in the year which include declaring the humble house sparrow as state bird of Delhi and clamping a blanket ban on manufacture, sale, storage and use of plastic bags in the national capital which come into effect from November 22.

Following Centre's decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail, Delhi government took steps to make Delhi first city in the country to have stores of multinational retail giants Walmart and Tesco.

In November, the government hiked the circle rates -- the minimum valuation at which properties have to be registered with the government -- by up to 200 per cent mainly to check black money component in property transactions.

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