Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday took some important decisions including, inclusion of madrassas on grant list and launch of Janeshwar Mishra solar street light scheme, an official spokesperson said.
The decisions were taken during a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here.
During the meeting it was decided to take 99 madrasas up to Alia level on grant list in two phases, the spokesperson said.
These include six madrassas, which have already been taken on the list in compliance with the High Court order, the spokesperson said.
"Though it is bit delayed, the government has decided to take recognised madrasas on grant list," the Chief Minister said after the meeting.
In another important decision, the Cabinet approved the launch of Janeshwar Mishra solar street light scheme under which solar lights would be installed at eight public places in all 2,000 gram panchayats, the spokesperson said.
Installation of solar street lights along with social upliftment in rural areas would create a sense of security, he added.
The Cabinet also approved a proposal to construct structures such that Agra-Lucknow expressway could be expanded to eight lanes in future from the current proposal of six lanes, the spokesperson said.
An increase of Rs 491.41 crore was estimated on constructing eight lane structures instead of six lane under the project, he added.
Among the other decisions taken by the Cabinet, it approved appointment of teachers in government homoeopathy colleges on contractual basis and also create a new tehsil Sewarai in Ghazipur district with its headquarters in Sewrai village.
The Cabinet also approved a proposal to exempt footwears up to Rs 300 from Value Added Tax (VAT) provided the maximum retail price was printed printed in firm ink or was engraved.