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Uttar Pradesh Budget Highlights: Oppn slams UP budget, terms it ‘web of statistics, cliched’

Uttar Pradesh Budget Highlights: UP's state budget 2022-23 was presented in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday morning

By: Express Web Desk | Lucknow |
Updated: May 26, 2022 10:57:31 pm
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath along with Finance Minister Suresh Khanna ahead of presenting the first budget of Yogi 2.0 government at the state assembly in Lucknow. (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Uttar Pradesh Budget Highlights: The opposition on Thursday slammed the Uttar Pradesh budget, with Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav calling it a web of statistics and BSP’s Mayawati saying it is a cliched exercise and lacks measures in public interest. Terming the budget a “makad-jaal (spiderweb)” of statistics, Yadav said this is the sixth budget of the BJP government and allocations under every head have been reduced. “The common man does understand it. Under the double-engine government, inflation has doubled,” he said. “Youngsters who wanted employment are depressed. Employment is seen in the statistics but not in reality,” Yadav said, adding that the government talks about unemployment but does not give out the figures.

Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Khanna on Thursday presented the state’s annual budget for 2022-23 in the Legislative Assembly.  Under the new budget, Rs 1 crore has been allotted for creating a Board to oversee the welfare of old saints and pujaris in the state. Meanwhile, Rs 300 crore was provided for ensuring that the children of labourers and street vendors have access to quality education.

The latest state budget is focused on ensuring self-reliance in the state, UP CM Yogi Adityanath tweeted soon after the budget was tabled.  Adityanath promised that it would be dedicated to the overall development of Uttar Pradesh. Before being tabled in the House, the budget was passed in a cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister at his official residence in the morning. The latest Budget was the first to be tabled by the Adityanath government during its second term in the state assembly.

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Uttar Pradesh Budget Highlights: Oppn slams UP budget, terms it 'web of statistics, cliched'; Rs 1 crore allotted for welfare of old pujaris, saints; Rs 300 crore for educating children of street vendors; 'Resolution for self-reliance,' says Adityanath as he unveils new Budget

20:10 (IST)26 May 2022
UP budget: Govt fails to fulfil promises made in its 'sankalp patra', says Cong

The Congress on Thursday termed the 2022-2023 UP budget as “chhal” (deceit) with the people of the state, saying that the Yogi Adityanath government failed to fulfil promises made in its 'sankalp patra' (election manifesto).

In a statement issued here, Congress Legislature Party leader Aradhana Misra also said that the budget has been infected by the disease of New Delhi.

"Till now, the Union Budget was based on 'hawa-hawai' announcements (announcements made in air). But now, the UP government has also followed the path of the Centre. When the government is not able to fulfil promises made in its 'sankalp patra', what can be a bigger cheating with the people of the state than this," she said.

Misra also said that this is the "most disappointing budget of a directionless government". (PTI)

19:23 (IST)26 May 2022
UP budget will fulfil expectations of farmers, young women: Ex-Dy CM Dinesh Sharma

Hailing the Uttar Pradesh budget for 2022-2023 presented in state assembly on Thursday, former Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said that it will truly fulfil the expectations of farmers, young women and the poor.

"People of the state have reposed their faith in the BJP government to maintain the pace of development, and this budget is going to increase the pace of that development. In this budget, all the provisions have been made to fulfil the resolutions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This budget will truly fulfil the expectations of farmers, young women and the poor," Sharma said in a statement.

He added that the steps have been taken for a positive change in the life of the common man. "The provisions of the budget are such that the state will establish new dimensions in every field in the coming time. This is truly a budget, which fulfils the dream of a giant leap of development," he said. (PTI)

18:06 (IST)26 May 2022
UP govt tables Rs 6.15 lakh crore budget for FY23: Here are the key schemes

Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna on Thursday tabled the budget in the state assembly. The Rs 6,15,518.97 crore maiden budget of Yogi Adityanath’s second term has a provision of Rs 39,181.10 crore for new schemes.

The Adityanath government had presented a Rs 5,50,270.78 crore budget for the financial year 2021-22. Khanna, while tabling the budget, said, “The economy of the state is improving rapidly. We believe that we will be successful in taking the state’s economy to USD 1 trillion.”

The budget proposes Rs 276.66 crore for Uttar Pradesh special security force entrusted with the task of security of courts and historical and religious places, including Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura. Read More

17:24 (IST)26 May 2022
UP budget 2022-23 meets aspirations of people: Adityanath

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 Thursday.

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, he said.

Along with all-inclusive development of the state, the budget will also prepare the roadmap for a bright future, Adityanath added. (PTI)

12:48 (IST)26 May 2022
UP Budget 2022-23: Provisions for welfare of women and children

Here are the key provisions listed under the Uttar Pradesh Budget 2022-23 for the welfare of women and children in the state: 

* Rs 72.50 crore for establishment of Cyber help desks in every districts under Women Samtharya Scheme.
* Rs 20 crore for Security and empowerment of women under Mission Shakti scheme for minor and small scale industries
* Finance Minister announced that financial provisions have been made to establishing Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres in 203 blocks as well.
* Finance Minister announced that provision has been made to take forward the promise of providing smart phones and tablets to youth in Lok Kalyan Sankalpa Patra 2022.
* Rs 1500 crore provision has been made under Swami Vivekananad Yuva Shashaktikaran Yojna
* Rs 10 crore for purchase of books and magazines by young advocates for first three years.
* Rs 95 crore for establishing International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi.
* Rs 50 crore for establishing Major Dhyan Chand Sports University, whose foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister on January 2, 2022.

12:46 (IST)26 May 2022
Rs 1 crore allotted for establishment of Board for welfare of old pujaris, saints, purohits

As part of the new state Budget, Rs 1 crore has been allotted for establishing a Board to oversee the welfare of elderly pujaris, saints and purohits in Uttar Pradesh. 

12:38 (IST)26 May 2022
Construction of ATS centres; security forces at courts, religious places: How Budget tackles terrorism

The Rs 6,15,518 crore annual Budget, presented by state Finance Minister Suresh Khanna, included several provisions for tackling terrorism. Here are some of the key points mentioned in the Legislative Assembly today: 

* Construction of ATS centres in Meerut, Bahraich, Kanpur, Azamgarh and Rampur after completing the already announced centre in Deoband.
* Provision of Rs 276.66 crore for Uttar Pradesh Special Security force for protection of courts, religious places like Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura, metro rails, historical places like Taj mahal, Airports, Banks and other places of significance.
* Rs 730.88 crore for upgradation of 112 emergency services
* Rs 523.34 lakh provision under Safe City project in Lucknow, Gautam Budh Nagar, Agra, Gorakhpur and Prayagraj for security of women.
* Rs 22.50 crore for scheme named after Kalyan Singh i.e. Babuji Kalyan Singh Gram Unnati Yojna, under which solar lights would be installed on village roads.

12:07 (IST)26 May 2022
Resolution of 'Self-reliant Uttar Pradesh' in Budget, tweets Adityanath

The latest state budget is focused on ensuring self-reliance in the state, UP CM Yogi Adityanath tweeted soon after the budget was tabled.


12:06 (IST)26 May 2022
UP Finance Minister Suresh Khanna presents state’s annual budget for 2022-23

Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Khanna on Thursday presented the state’s annual budget for 2022-23 in the Legislative Assembly. The latest state budget is focused on ensuring self-reliance in the state, UP CM Yogi Adityanath tweeted soon after the budget was tabled.

 

The Yogi Adityanath government tabled the state's Budget for 2022-23 on Thursday. (Express Photo by Vishal Srivastava)

A public welfare budget dedicated to the overall development of Uttar Pradesh will be presented in the assembly on Thursday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said.

Before being tabled in the House, the budget was passed in a cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister at his official residence here in the morning.

"A public welfare budget dedicated to the overall development of Uttar Pradesh will be presented in the House today. With inspiration from the respected prime minister, the double-engine government of the BJP is working relentlessly to make Uttar Pradesh the 'growth engine' of the country," Adityanath said in a tweet in Hindi.

State Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said the budget would be for the welfare of the people and according to the BJP's 'Sankalp Patra' (election manifesto).

Khanna will be tabling the state budget in the assembly later in the day.

(PTI)

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