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In CM’s supplementary budget,Rs 90 cr for riot victims,450 cr for Lucknow-Agra Expressway

Akhilesh presented the first supplementary budget of Rs 7112.39 crore on September 18.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | December 10, 2013 4:56:37 am

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday presented the second supplementary budget of Rs 3,619.76 crore for 2013-14 in the Assembly. A provision of Rs 90 crore has been made for compensation to the riot victims of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli in it.

Akhilesh presented the first supplementary budget of Rs 7112.39 crore on September 18.

A major allocation of Rs 450 crore has been made for land acquisition and construction of Lucknow-Agra Expressway. A sum of Rs 20 crore has been earmarked for Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation.

Public Works Department has been given Rs 100 crore for maintenance of roads,Rs 50 crore for state highways,Rs 400 crore for strengthening of roads and Rs 50 crore for roads under Lohia Samaghra Gram Vikas Yojana.

Rs 900 crore has been provided for Rajeev Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme,Rs 200 crore for construction of cemented roads and drains under Lohia Samaghra Gram Vikas Yojana,Rs 13.38 crore for shifting buildings in Chak Gajariya farm to Niblet Farm in Barabanki,Rs 5 crore for shifting other units of Chak Gajariya in Lucknow city and Rs 11 crore for shifting artificial insemination center from Chak Gajariya to Rehman Kheda in Lucknow.

Akhilesh also made a provision of Rs 126 crore towards payment of commission for various cane societies.

A provision of Rs 28 lakh has been done for organising Wajid Ali Shah Mahotsav in Lucknow,Rs 2.5 crore for pro-poor tourism development project in Agra-Brij region,Rs 218 crore for State Disaster Response fund,Rs 120 crore for farmers’ accident insurance scheme.

A provision of Rs 2.5 crore has been done for maintenance of vehicles of ministers and Rs 1.5 crore for maintenance of official houses of legislators. The newly announced Sidhartha University at Kapilvastu has also been given Rs 40 crore for construction of buildings while Maulana Azad Institute of Humanities,Science and Technology,Mehmoodabad,Sitapur has been given Rs 50 lakh.

Earlier,the Question Hour was adjourned due to protest by opposition members over the sugarcane issue.

BJP members were in the well even before proceedings started. Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey first adjourned the house for 30 minutes and later till 12:20 pm. BSP members showed banners targeting the Akhilesh government as Kisan Virodhi Sarkar Nahi Chalegi. Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD),too,joined the protest while Congress members stood on their seat. Their leader Pradeep Mathur was absent while party’s senior MLA Rita Bahuguna Joshi was also missing from the House.

Leader of Opposition Swami Prasad Maurya and BJP leader Hukum Singh demanded a discussion over the sugarcane issue which was turned down by the Speaker while Akhilesh tabled the supplementary budget. “Opposition parties are only disrupting the proceedings. We have started sugar mills while BSP sold them off during their regime. We are a pro-farmer government,” Akhilesh said.

Akhilesh also cited the example of Mohiuddin Sugar Mill,stating it was valued at Rs 25 crore during BSP regime which we have revived it by spending Rs 10 crore. “We have announced the cane price at Rs 280 per quintal and we will ensure the payment at this rate,” he said. The House was adjourned after offering condolence to Nelson Mandela.

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