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UP budget: Rs 800 cr allocated for Jewar airport

GREATER NOIDA: With Lok Sabha elections in sight, finance minister Rajesh Agarwal on Thursday introduced UP’s biggest-ever finances which had the distinct mark of leader minister Yogi Adityanath.

So, whilst the government opened its purse strings for big-ticket infrastructure initiatives and social welfare schemes, there was once generous allocation for growing non secular websites and building of gaushalas.

However, to steadiness it out and project its goal of ‘inclusive expansion’, the government also jacked up allocation for modernisation of madrasas and scholarship for minority students.

Agarwal put aside Rs 800 crore for the Jewar international airport project, whose land acquisition procedure in lately under method. The minister also allocated nearly Rs 3,400 crore for the advance of 3 new expressways — Purvanchal, Bundelkhand and Gorakhpur Link Expressway. With Ganga Experessway already announced remaining month, the three — along side Lucknow-Agra Expressway — will duvet almost all of the state. However, the Ganga Expressway, announced with a lot fanfare all the way through Kumbh cabinet remaining months is yet to get a budgetary again up.

From the pure statistics standpoint, the finances’s size — at Rs four.79 lakh crore — is approximately 11.four% bigger than the previous one. Almost one-fifth of the finances, approximately 1 lakh crore, has been earmarked for debt-servicing.

As for sectoral allocation, number one education were given the most important chunk of Rs 54,000 crore, adopted by means of scheduled caste building — Rs 26,000 crore. However, if one provides up the allocations of different departments going to villages — agriculture, irrigation, rural building and panchayati raj — the kitty swells to Rs 62,000 crore, appearing the agricultural push of the Yogi government. However, there was once disappointment in store for sugarcane farmers as finances had no particular allocation to clear their staggering dues, a truth highlighted by means of former CM and SP leader Akhilesh Yadav. tnn

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