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Feb 18, 2020

Highest ever Budget for Uttar Pradesh of over Rs 5 lakh crore tabled in State Assembly

The Uttar Pradesh Government presented the state's largest ever annual budget in the State Legislature today.

The budgetary demands of five lakh 12 thousand 860 crore rupees was tabled in Assembly by Finance Minister Suresh Khanna in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

This is the fourth budget presented by Yogi Adityanath Government. In the Upper House, the budget was tabled by Deputy Chief Minister Dr Dinesh Sharma. There are new schemes of  10 thousand 967 crore 87 lakh rupees included in the budget.

While presenting budget, Finance Minister Suresh Khanna said that the budget is centered on the development of youth, education, skill development, infrastructure, women empowerment and early justice.

A fund of three thousand 300 crore rupees have been given for Piped drinking water in Bundelkhand and Vidya area. An amount of 510 crore rupees has been allocated for the development under Purvanchal  Nidhi and Bundelkhand Nidhi.

For rural road development, 2,305 crore rupees and for state roads 1,500 crore rupees have been earmarked. In addition, 1,200 crore rupees have been allocated for youth skill development.

The government has emphasized on Metro Rail transport and  844 crore rupees have been given for Agra, Kanpur and Gorakhpur projects.

Apart from that 6,240 crore rupees have been allocated for PMAY Rural for construction of five lakh houses. The government has allocated 5 ,791  crore rupees for Swachh Bharat Mission. 

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