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Over Rs 11,000 cr supplementary budget in UP

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Lucknow : The Uttar Pradesh government presented a supplementary budget of Rs 11,388.17 crore for the financial year 2017-18 in the state assembly on Monday.

This is the first supplementary budget of the Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

Of the major proposed allocations in the budget, Rs 58 crore has been earmarked for the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti scheme, Rs 200 crore for payment to sugarcane growers and Rs 164 crore for the police department, largely for modernisation, and Anti-Terrorism Squad and Special Task Force.

It also proposed an allocation of Rs 4 crore for the Purvanchal Expressway, Rs 1.3 crore for the International Buddhist Institute and Rs 7 crore for payment of power dues in state prisons.

The government has proposed a budgetary allotment of Rs 425 crore for medical colleges in the state and Rs 522 crore for the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Apart from this, Rs 200 crore has 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 fabled Kashi Vishwanath temple, Rs 1,125 crore for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Rs 12 crore for strengthening of the Ram Ghat in Chitrakoot and other pilgrim hotspots.

—IANS

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