UP budget: No funds for Akhilesh Yadav's free laptop scheme

Jun 20 2014, 20:17 IST
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav arrives at Vidhan Sabha to present the state budget in Lucknow on Friday. PTI Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav arrives at Vidhan Sabha to present the state budget in Lucknow on Friday. PTI
SummaryThe populist schemes of providing free laptops to students and allowance to unemployed youths appeared...

scheme was benefiting limited number of people. We have brought Samajwadi Pension Scheme which will benefit an entire family. Around 40 lakh families will be directly benefited under it for which a provision of Rs 2,424 crore has been made," he said.

The Chief Minister said an allocation of Rs 20,957 crore has been made for new schemes.

He said that a provision of Rs 95,039 crore has been made under the plan head of which 75 per cent amount was meant for development of agriculture, farmers and rural areas.

Akhilesh said that to strengthen power sector a provision of Rs 23,928 has been made in the budget.

"An effort has been made to maintain financial discipline. The budgetary deficit is 2.7 per cent of the gross domestic product, which is below the fixed limit of three per cent," he said.

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