Uttar Pradesh Government Budget 2017 Highlights

Uttar Pradesh Government Budget 2017 Highlights
Uttar Pradesh Government Budget 2017 Highlights

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh presented its maiden budget of Rs 3,84,659.71 crore -- a hike of 10.90 per cent over the previous fiscal -- in the state assembly on Tuesday.

*Rs 551 crore for Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan and 254 crore for mid-day meal scheme.

*Lucknow Metro, Poorvanchal Expressway and job creation are focus areas of the government, says Rajesh Agarwal, finance minister UP.

* In major cities along the Ganga - Kanpur, Allahabad and Varanasi - water quality assessment will be done.

* Rs 3255 crore allocated for construction of toilets in the state.

* Rs 1000 crore announced for Swachh Bharat mission in Uttar Pradesh cities.

* Role of farmers will be increased to enhance forest cover in the state, says the finance minister.

* Rs 394 crore provision for madrassas in the state.

* 712 more '108 ambulances' to be introduced in state.

* Rs 142 crore budget for scholarship upto class tenth and Rs 50 crore for WiFi in degree colleges and universities.

* Rs 800 crore for Prasad Yojna in Ayodhya-Mathura-Kashi regions.

* Rs 300 crore allocated to distribute socks, shoes and sweaters among school children.

* Rs 40 crore allocated for abandoned and stray animals under a scheme named Besahara Pashu Yojna.

* Ecotourism and adventure tourism to be developed in the state.

* Rs 25 crore for providing helicopter services at tourist places and Rs 10 crore for development of tourism in Vindhyachal region.

* Rs 50 crore provision for WiFi scheme in the state and Rs 2800 crore for safe drinking water in Bundelkhand and Purvanchal.

* Bachpan Divas to be celebrated on 5th of every month and Laadli Divas on 15th and Matratva Divas on 25th of every month.

* Rs 25 crore to develop water sports in Ramgarh Taal in Yogi Adityanath's Gorakhpur dictrict.

* Rs 200 crore for special schemes for Bundelkhand; Rs 300 crore for special schemes for Poorvanchal.

* Rs 71 crore to connect district headquarters with four lane roads.

* Rs 288 crore announced for four metros and Rs 3972 crore for the upkeep of state roads.

* Rs 10 crore Budget for Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Kisan Samriddhi Yojna.

* Rs 36 crore provision in Budget for loan waiver of farmers.

* UP finance minister announces launch of groundwater conservation mission in his Budget speech.

* New policy for solar power in the state launched.

* 1,29,38 quintal potato stored in private cold storages.

* UP government to roll out new schemes worth Rs 55748 crore.

Uttar Pradesh Government Budget 2017 Highlights