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UP Budget 2019: Yogi Aditynath Led BJP Govt Announces It's Third Annual Budget

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| February 7 , 2019 , 14:39 IST

UP CM Yogi Adityanath announced its third annual budget amounting to Rs 4,79,701 crore for 2019-20 fiscal in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Thursday.

The size of the budget is 12 per cent higher than the previous year's Budget of Rs. 4,28,384.52 crore. The annual budget was presented by state Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal.

In his speech, Agarwal mentioned a number of new populist schemes including the allocation of over Rs 400 crore for gaushalas.

This new budget allocated Rs 1,298 crore for Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission, Rs 291 crore for Matru Vandana Yojana and  Rs 111 crore for Mukhyamantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan.

Considering the minorities Rs 910 crore has been earmarked for the scholarship for minority community students and Rs 459 crore to Arabi Farsi Madrassas in the state.

Under the 3rd annual Budget, the Yogi government allocated 247.60 crores for the maintenance and construction of Gaushalas in the rural areas and then another Rs. 200 crore for Kanha Gaushala and Destitute Cattle Shelter Scheme in urban areas, totalling well over Rs 400 crore.

In the Budget, the government has also pushed for major investment in the state police, with Rs 204 crore for modernisation of the police force and Rs 700 crore for construction of 36 new police stations, expansion of Training capacity of Police and P.A.C. personnel and construction of barracks.

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Moreover, Rs 400 crore has been allocated for the construction of 07 police lines in newly created districts of the state.

OTHER MAJOR KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Meerut and Jhansi to get metro rail connectivity in the new plan, Rs 150 crore earmarked for the same.
  • Vedic Vigyan Cente at Banaras Hindu University to be given an allocation of Rs 16 crore - the biggest single chunk in last decade to any research centre by state govt.
  • Rs 500 crore has been allocated for land acquisition to develop Defence Corridor along with Bundelkhand Expressway.
  • Rs 3,194 crore allocated for Purvanchal, Gorakhpur and Bundelkhand Expressways.
  • Basic education gets an allocation of Rs 18,845 crore.
  • Rs 207 crore has been allocated for development and beautification of the corridor from Ganga ghat to Kashi Vishwanath temple.
  • Rs 800 crore has been allocated for Jewar airport, and Rs 200 crore for the airport in Ayodhya.
  • Rs 3,488 crore earmarked for implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
  • Rs 6,240 crore set aside for the financial year 2019-20 under the Pradhanmantri Avas Yojna.
  • Rs 13,135 crore has been allocated for development of roads under PWD, Rs 2,100 crore for construction of bridges.
  • Rs 111 crore allocated for Mukhyamantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan.
  • Rs 1,298 crore allocated for Ayushman Bharat National Health Project Mission.

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