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HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014

UP govt seeks Rs. 400 cr more for unemployment allowance

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Lucknow, September 19, 2013
First Published: 09:35 IST(19/9/2013) | Last Updated: 09:39 IST(19/9/2013)

The state government presented Rs. 7112.39 crore supplementary demand of grants in the state assembly on Wednesday.

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This includes an additional provision of Rs. 400 crore for the Samajwadi Party government’s flagship scheme of payment of Rs. 1000 unemployment allowance per month to youth in the state.

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who also holds the finance portfolio, tabled the first supplementary budget of the current fiscal year.

The government had allocated Rs. 1200 crore for the scheme in the annual budget in February.

The demands will be taken up for discussion in the next two days. The government has also allocated Rs. 100 crore for the Lohia village scheme, which is a priority in the rural areas.

A provision of Rs. 12.50 crore has been made for establishment of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation. Similarly, a grant of Rs. 100 crore had been given to UP Power Corporation to meet the cost of damages.

For the sports department, there is a special financial assistance for projects in the chief minister’s home district Etawah.

Under this, Rs. 4.25 crore has been allocated for an astroturf hockey stadium and gymnasium hall, Rs. 5 crore for a sports college at Saifai (Etawah) and a token budgetary allocation of Rs. 1000 for electrification of the Saifai special stadium.

Moreover, Rs. 50 lakh has been sought for the fisheries degree college, Etawah.

There was also a demand of Rs. 15 crore for Saifai-based rural institute of medical sciences.

Similarly, a demand of Rs. 5 crore has been made for a cricket stadium in Kannauj, the parliamentary constituency of the chief minister’s wife Dimple Yadav. Besides, a demand of Rs. 10 crore for a para-medical institute in Kannauj has been made and Rs. 5 crore each sought for cardiology and cancer hospitals.

A provision of Rs. 8.55 crore for land compensation has also been made for the proposed Rae Bareli-based All-India Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

The government has also decided to establish an engineering college in Kannauj.
It has also made a provision of Rs. 10 lakh revolving fund for treatment of Lucknow-based accredited journalists at SGPGI, Lucknow.

In order to the promote private sector’s role in civil aviation, the government has planned modernisation and expansion of airports and airstrips, for which a demand of Rs. 170 crore has been made in the supplementary budget.

Similarly, the government has also decided to purchase one more plane at an estimated cost of Rs. 40 crore.

For the institute of hotel management at Amethi, the government has sought Rs. 1.35 crore for purchase of land.

In order to ease heavy traffic in Ghaziabad, the government has proposed a 20-kilometrelong northern peripheral road around the city for which Rs. 88.62 lakh had been allocated for the land compensation.

The government has sought Rs. 5 crore for payment of honorarium to a large number of advisors appointed to various departments.


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