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UP govt presents Rs 4.79 lakh crore budget; development of airports, expressways top priority

It is 12 percent higher than the previous year's budget of Rs. 4,28,384.52 crore.

UP govt presents Rs 4.79 lakh crore budget; development of airports, expressways top priority

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh presented a Rs 4.79-lakh crore 2019-20 budget for the state in the state assembly on Thursday.

According to reports, the annual budget was presented by state Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal.

It is 12 percent higher than the previous year's budget of Rs. 4,28,384.52 crore.

UP Chief Minister was present in the House when the Finance Minister read out the budget speech.

In his speech, Agarwal also announced a number of new populist schemes.

In this year's budget, the state government allocated Rs 1,000 crore for the development of Gorakhpur Expressway, Rs 1,194 crore for Poorvanchal Expressway and Rs 1,000 crore for Bundelkhand Expressway. 

The govt also allocated Rs 1,200 crore under Kanya Suman Yojna. A Rs 758 crore-fund was dedicated to the state government's Smart City Project. 

Rs 1,000 crore has allocated for development of airports - Rs 800 crore for the airport in Jewar and Rs 200 crore in Ayodhya.

Rs 459 crore has been allocated for modernisation of Arabic/Persian language madrasas, said reports.

Rs 247.60 crore has been allocated for the maintenance of cow-shelters in rural areas and Rs 200 crore allocated for 'Kanha Gaushala and Besahara Pashu Ashram' in urban areas.

This is the third budget of the Adityanath government in the state.