To Push Infra, UP Passes Rs 11,388-Cr Supplementary Budget
The Uttar Pradesh Assembly has passed a Supplementary Budget totalling Rs 11,388.17 crore with a focus on development of infrastructure such as road, power, health, panchayati raj and schemes for the welfare of the poor.
In the Supplementary Budget, there is a provision of Rs 1,215 crore for constructing toilets under the Swachch Bharat Mission (rural), while Rs 759.48 crore has been earmarked for power, Rs 519 crore for construction of roads and bridges, Rs 390 crore for distribution of free sweaters to students of Class I-XII in schools run by the Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad and Rs 413.18 crore for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin). Besides, there is a provision of Rs 10 crore for construction of Kailash Mansarovar bhawan, Rs 40 crore for expansion and beautification of roads between the Ganga and the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi and Rs 75 lakh for strengthening of the Baudh Museum in Gorakhpur.
There is a provision of Rs 16 lakh for an all-India prize money kabaddi tournament at Gorakhpur in the memory of Mahant Avaidyanath.
This is the first Supplementary Budget of the Yogi Adityanath government, which had brought its annual Budget of Rs 3,84,000 crore in July after storming to power in March.
With inputs from Housing News