UP finance minister lays out budget of over Rs 6.15 lakh crore for FY23 – The New Indian Express

By PTI

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna on Thursday tabled the first budget of Yogi Adityanath’s second term government of over Rs 6.15 lakh crore in the state assembly.

The budget of Rs 6,15,518.97 crore for the financial year 2022-23 has a provision of Rs 39,181.10 crore for new schemes. The Adityanath government had presented a budget of Rs 5,50,270.78 crore for the financial year 2021-22.

“The state’s economy is improving rapidly. We believe we will be successful in growing the state’s economy to $1 trillion,” Khanna said during the budget filing.

Sitting next to the Chief Minister, Khanna said Rs 276.66 crore is being offered for Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force tasked with security of courts and historical and religious places including Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura.

As part of the police emergency management system, he said, the second phase of the 112 program will commence this fiscal year and for this, a provision of Rs 730.88 crore is offered for its strengthening.

For women, Khanna said, the budget proposed setting up of cyber help desks at district level and provision of Rs 72.50 crore was made for women empowerment scheme.

A provision of Rs 20 crore has been proposed for women’s safety and empowerment and skills development under the Mission Shakti program in the micro and small industries sector, he added.

For farmers, the budget proposed Rs 650 crore under the Farmers Accident Scheme. There is a provision for a maximum of Rs 5 lakh in case of accidental death/disability under the scheme.

Khanna said 15,000 solar pumps will be installed in FY 2022-23 and it is proposed to distribute 60.20 lakh quintals of seeds to farmers.

The budget also set a distribution target of 119.30 lakh metric tons of fertilizer, he said, adding that a provision of Rs 1,000 crore is proposed for the minister’s minor irrigation scheme chief.

For young people, Khanna said the free tablets and smartphones program was launched in December last year and so far around 12,000 tablets/smartphones have been distributed to them. He said that in line with the Patra “Lok Kalyan Sankalp” of the party, in the next five years, 2 crores of smartphones/tablets will be distributed to the youths.

For Swami Vivekanand Youth Empowerment Scheme, Rs 1,500 crore has been proposed in the budget.

To promote entrepreneurship and innovation in various fields among young people, under the new UP Startup Policy-2020, the goal is to establish a total of 100 incubators and 10,000 startups over the next five years, he said.

In a bid to provide coaching facilities to competitive students close to home, Chief Minister Abhyudaya Yojana has been set up by the state government in all divisional seats.

The scheme is being extended to all districts in the state, a provision of Rs 30 crore is being offered for the scheme, the minister said. A provision of Rs 10 crore is proposed to provide financial assistance to young lawyers for the purchase of books and magazines for the first three years of employment.

A provision of Rs.95 crore is also offered for the purchase of land for the establishment of the international cricket stadium in Varanasi district, he said.

The foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut district was laid by the Prime Minister on 02 January 2022, out of which an amount of Rs 700 crore would be spent on development of the sport and preparing players of excellent quality.

A provision of Rs 50 crore is proposed for the establishment of the university, he noted. For job creation, Khanna said, under the MNREGA program, 26 crore man-days were created in the financial year 2021-22, and a target has been set to generate 32 crore man-days. man under the program in fiscal year 2022-23.

Under the Chief Minister’s Village Industries Employment Scheme, in 2022-2023, the target is to provide employment for 16,000 people by establishing 800 units, he said.

In secondary education, 40,402 teachers have been selected and 7,540 positions created by ending the teacher selection interview, Khanna said. There is enormous potential for job creation in the field of medical education. About 3,000 nurses have been appointed to medical schools/government hospitals and about 10,000 positions have been created, which will be filled in the coming years, he added.