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Yogi govt presents Rs 6.15 lakh crore budget in UP Assembly

The government has given emphasis on law and order, farmers welfare, employment, education and infrastructure and industrial development. 

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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday presented a budget with an outlay of Rs. 6,15,518.97 crore for the financial year 2022-23, which is being touted as the biggest budget in size in the history of the state.

The budget, which was presented by Finance Minister Suresh Khanna in the assembly, includes new schemes of Rs 39,181.10 crore. A fiscal deficit of Rs 81,177.97 crore is estimated which is 3.96 per cent of the estimated Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP).

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The government has given emphasis on law and order, farmers welfare, employment, education and infrastructure and industrial development. 

Under Women’s Welfare the government has proposed Rs 20 crore for Mission Shakti programmes, It has also proposed to constitute three women battalions of PAC in Lucknow, Gorakhpur and Badaun.

It has provided Rs 72.50 crore for Mahila Samarthya Yojna. It has decided to distribute laptops to 100 topper girl students and 100 topper SC and ST girl students of UP State Entrance Examination under the ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ programme. Besides, cyber help desks will be set up in every district of the state.

The government has set a target of two crore tablets and smartphones in the next five years. The government will distribute about 12 lakh tablets and smartphones in the current fiscal for which a provision of Rs 1,500 crore has been made under Swami Vivekanand Yuva Sashaktikaran Yojna.

An amount of Rs 30 crore has been proposed for Mukhyamantri Abhyuday Yojna, under which free coaching for competitive exams is provided to poor and needy youths. The government will also extend financial assistance to the young lawyers for which a provision of Rs 10 crore has been made.

The government has earmarked Rs 95 crore to purchase land for an international cricket stadium in Varanasi and Rs 50 crore has been proposed for establishing Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut.

It has proposed to create four lakh employment with a targeted investment of Rs 40,000 crore under the Information Technology and Electronics Industry Policy for the next five years. It has set a target of creating 321 crore man days in the current fiscal under MNREGA.

The government proposes to select 56,436 Panchayat assistants or accountant-cum-data entry operators for smooth operation of Gram Sachivalaya established in 54,876 Gram Panchayats in the state. Besides, it has fixed a target of providing employment to 16,000 people by establishing 800 units in the current fiscal under the Mukhyamantri Gramodhyog Rozgar Yojna and has created 7,540 new posts of teachers in the secondary education department.

Under social security the government has made a provision of Rs 7,053.56 crore for the Old Age Pension scheme. Besides, Rs 4,032 crore has been proposed for the destitute women pension scheme. An amount of Rs 620 crore has been proposed for PM Atmnirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana and another Rs 500 crore under Ayushman Bharat Yojna.

The government has proposed Rs 320.07 crore under PM Matritva Vandana Yojna and Rs 250 crore under Ayushman Bharat-Mukhyamantri Jan Arogya Yojana. In addition to this 2,908 crore has been proposed under different schemes on the recommendation of the 15th Finance Commission.

It has proposed Rs 100 crore for State Employees Cashless Medical Scheme and Rs 50 crore has been provided for giving both doses of HPV vaccine to one lakh girls in the age group of 9 to 14 years. A budgetary provision of Rs 300 crore has been made for reimbursement to ASHA workers and Urban ASHA Sangini.

The government has earmarked Rs 18,561 crore for the construction of roads and bridges and a provision of Rs 700 crore has been made under the Special Area Programme for Purvanchal and Bundelkhand. An amount of Rs 4,747 crore has been earmarked for the maintenance of roads and bridges.  

It has earmarked Rs 1,965 crore for various schemes to link villages and settlements with all weather roads and a provision of Rs 600 crore has been made for the construction of bypass and ring roads in cities and and flyovers at intersections to solve the problem of traffic jams due to progressive increase in the number of vehicles in cities and towns.

For the convenience of Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Darshan and Ganga Aarti Darshan, a provision of Rs 500 crore has been proposed for the construction of a four-lane model road from Rajghat bridge to Ramnagar in the opposite direction of Ganga Ghat.

A provision of Rs 1,250 crore has been made for the construction of railway over bridges and a provision of Rs 2,600 crore has been proposed for widening and strengthening of major and other district roads and new works. A provision of Rs 2,000 crore has been made under the State Road Fund as the state share and Rs 1,750 crore in capital head that is a total of Rs 3,750 crore has been proposed.

The approved cost of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project is Rs 11,076 crore of which Rs 747 crore has been proposed for the current fiscal. Similarly, the approved cost of Agra Metro Rail Project is Rs 8,380 crore of which Rs 597 crore has been proposed for the current fiscal. In addition to this a budget of Rs 1,306 crore has been proposed for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor. Besides, a budget of Rs 100 crore has been proposed for metro rail projects in Varanasi, Gorakhpur and other cities.

A provision of Rs 7,000 crore has been proposed for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) and Rs 508.63 crore under the Mukhyamantri Awas Yojana (Gramin). As promised in the Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra the government will select 15,463 ponds and 5,882 sports grounds in the current fiscal. A provision of Rs 7,373.71 crore has been proposed under Pradhan Mantri Rural Road Scheme and Rs 3,155.10 crore has been proposed for various components under the National Rural Livelihood Mission.

The government has proposed a provision of Rs 18,670.72 crore for Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan and Rs 370 crore for distribution of free uniforms, sweaters, school bags and shoe-stockings for the students from class 1 to 8. A provision of Rs 3,548 has been proposed for mid-day meal and an additional provision of Rs 166.71 crore has been made for distribution of fruits.

The government has estimated revenue receipts of Rs 5,90,951.71 crore in the current fiscal. Of this the government has fixed a target of Rs 1,24,477 crore from State GST and Value Added Tax, Rs 49,152 crore from excise duty and Rs 29,692 crore from Stamp and Registration.

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