Uttar Pradesh Budget 2022-23 meets aspirations of people: CM Yogi Adityanath - The Hindu

2022-05-27 23:48:57 By : Ms. Cookie Luo

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | Photo Credit: The Hindu

The Uttar Pradesh budget for 2022-23 meets the aspirations of the people of the State and is the government's vision for the next five years, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on May 26.

The budget has taken care of the BJP's Lok Sankalp Patra (election Manifesto) released during the Assembly polls, and out of 130 resolutions, 97 have been addressed, CM Yogi said.

Along with the all-inclusive development of the State, the budget will also prepare the roadmap for a bright future, Mr. Adityanath added.

State Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna on May 26 tabled Yogi Adityanath's second term government's maiden budget of over ₹6.15 lakh crore in the State assembly. This is the biggest budget of the state till date.

Describing the budget as one in accordance with the aspirations of 25 crore people of the State, Mr. Adityanath said it was prepared keeping in mind the overall development of the State. Every section of the society, including villages, poor, farmers, youngsters, women and workers, will be benefited, CM Adityanath added.

"This budget is also a vision for the next five years which will prepare the road for a bright future, along with inclusive and holistic development of the State," the Chief Minister told reporters after the budget presentation.

"Out of 130 resolutions in the BJP's election manifesto, 97 have been taken care of in this first budget itself, and a provision of Rs 54,883 crore has been made for this," Mr. Adityanath said.

Of these, 44 are new announcements or schemes, the CM added.

Mr. Adityanath said the election manifesto announcement of providing two LPG cylinders free of cost to beneficiary families of the 'Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana' has been given place in the budget.

A 'Bhamashah Bhav Stability Fund' has been established in the budget to provide relief to farmers in the form of minimum support price for perishable crops like potato, tomato and onion, Mr. Adityanath said.

As per the election manifesto, the process of providing free solar panels under the 'Pradhan Mantri Kusum Yojana' is being taken forward to facilitate farmers, the Chief Minister said, adding a provision has been made in this budget to provide more than 15,000 solar panels.

For employment generation in the State, a provision has been made in the budget for a survey to connect one person from every family to a government job, employment or self-employment, Mr. Adityanath said.

Funds required for the construction of an international airport in Ayodhya have also been allotted in the budget, the CM said.

In 2025, the world's largest spiritual and cultural event will be held again in the form of Kumbh, and the government is going to start its preparations from now, the Chief Minister said.

Mr. Adityanath further said a provision of ₹100 crore has been made for the 2025 'Mahakumbh' in Prayagraj.

Under the 'Babuji Kalyan Singh Gram Unnati Yojana', a provision has been made to grant ₹22.50 crore to the Uttar Pradesh New & Renewable Energy Development Agency for the holistic development of villages and for the installation of solar street lights, Mr. Adityanath said.

The Chief Minister also said the fiscal deficit is estimated at 3.96% of the estimated gross state domestic product.

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