The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh presented its first supplementary budget of Rs 11,388 crore in the state legislature here on Monday, in which it sought additional funds for various infrastructure and other related development projects. Coupled with the annual budget of Rs 3,84,000 crore, which was presented by the government on July this year, the state’s consolidated budget now stands at Rs 3,95,388 crore. In the supplementary budget, the government has made a provision of over Rs 1,215 crore for the construction of toilets under the Swachh Bharat Mission, besides Rs 153 crore towards the proposed Purvanchal Expressway, which would connect eastern part of the state to Lucknow. “The total project cost is estimated to be around Rs 21,000 crore.
Apart from this, a budgetary allocation of Rs 1,125 crore has been made for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Rs 425 crore for medical colleges in the state, Rs 200 crore for payment to sugarcane growers, Rs 164 crore has been sought for the modernisation of the police department, largely for the Anti-Terrorism Squad and Special Task Force and Rs 58 crore has been earmarked for the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti scheme.
Budgetary allocation of Rs 200 crore has also been proposed for the Civil Aviation Department, Rs 11 crore for the Kailash Mansarovar building to be built in Ghaziabad, Rs 84 crore for minority welfare, Rs 40 crore for roads leading to the Kashi Vishwanath temple and Rs 12 crore for strengthening of the Ram Ghat in Chitrakoot and other pilgrim spots, Rs 1.3 crore for the International Buddhist Institute and Rs 7 crore for payment of power dues in state prisons.
Besides, over Rs 11 crore has been sought for setting up a helpline and its operation. Additionally, Rs 580 crore has been sought for power distribution projects under the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, while Rs 100 crore would be provided to the state power utility UPPCL for upgrade of power transmission lines. It may be mentioned that the annual Budget had managed to keep the fiscal deficit below the stipulated 3% even as the Annual Budget had grown by almost 11% to Rs 3,84,659 crore.