Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government presented its last budget in the Assembly with an outlay of Rs 5,50,270 crore on Monday. The government presented the paper-less budget for the first time. In terms of the size of the budget, it is the largest and historic budget so far.
The government has said that it has addressed every section of the society in the budget amidst the challenges of adverse impact on the economy due to the Corona pandemic. In the budget, along with farmers, women and youth, religious places like Ayodhya, Varanasi and Chitrakoot have also been taken care of.
Finance Minister Suresh Khanna said in his budget speech that a budget of Rs 300 crore has been made for the construction of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple and the access road to Ayodhya Dham. Besides, a provision of Rs 100 crore has been proposed for the development and beautification of tourism facilities in Ayodhya.
A provision of Rs 100 crore is also proposed for the development and beautification of tourism facilities in Varanasi. A provision of Rs 200 crore has been proposed for the Chief Minister’s Tourism Development Scheme. A provision of Rs 20 crore has been proposed for various schemes of tourism development in Chitrakoot. Apart from this, there is a provision of Rs 30 crore for site development in Vindhyachal and Naimisharanya.
The government has proposed a provision of Rs 8 crore for the construction of Uttar Pradesh Tribal Museum in Lucknow and Rs 4 crore for the freedom struggle museums in Shahjahanpur. To commemorate the completion of 100 years of the Chauri-Chaura incident, a provision of Rs 15 crore is proposed for the Chauri-Chaura Shatabdi Festival, which will run throughout the year.
It has been decided to confer “Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman” on eminent writers and artists who have not been awarded any other award in the State. Under this scheme, a maximum of five persons will be honored every year and each person honoured will be given a sum of Rs 11 lakh.