In a bid to create infrastructure and more jobs, the state cabinet on Tuesday approved a series of measures that include higher compensation for land acquisition.
The compensation will be paid at double the DM's circle rate in urban areas and four times the DM's circle rate in the rural areas.
Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav presided over a meeting of the state cabinet that also approved the eco-tourism policy and decided to set up the Uttar Pradesh Highway Patrol for safety of the state's roads. Briefing reporters, chief secretary Alok Ranjan said the cabinet approved the action that the state government had to take under the provisions of the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
Stamp duty exemption for Infosys Noida campus
The cabinet decided to grant exemption in stamp duty on the land allotted to set up the Noida campus of Infosys Limited.
Ranjan said the Noida authority would provide a bank guarantee equivalent to the amount of exemption granted in stamp duty. He said 27.75 acre land had been allotted to Infosys which was investing Rs. 1400 crore that would create 35000 direct jobs in Uttar Pradesh.
Norms for eco-tourism policy
Agriculture production commissioner VN Garg said the cabinet approved the eco-tourism policy that had four guiding principles —conservation of the environment, developing the community based tourism, partnership with the private sector and development and upgradation of infrastructure facilities for tourists in sanctuaries.
Highway command centre
As per the Uttar Pradesh Highway Patrol scheme, a project implementation unit would be set up under the ADG traffic. A highway command centre would also be set up at the traffic directorate. The cabinet also decided to set up traffic police stations and offices of ASP and DySP highways to ensure successful implementation of the scheme.
Uttar Pradesh Police Technical Services would develop software for information and analysis of the accidents that take place across the state.
The accident spots would be identified through GPS and the analysis of database of mishaps would be used to bring down the accidents, develop equipment for safety and awaken the road users.
A committee headed by the chief secretary would monitor the implementation of the project while a separate budget, along with the financial assistance of the World Bank, would be provided for the implementation of the project.
Houses in darulshafa
The cabinet gave its nod to a proposal of the estate department to construct 40 type-V residential houses in Darulshafa of Lucknow. The houses would be constructed in place of the dilapidated dwelling units there.
Four-lane road to Lion Safari
The cabinet approved construction of four-lane road (instead of two-lane) to the chief minister's ambitious project - the Lion Safari in Etawah, his home district.
Subsidy for cinema houses
The cabinet approved a subsidy scheme for modernisation and upgradation of cinema houses. The cabinet decided to include the digital projector system and solar energy- based equipment under the purview of the scheme.
The cabinet approved the final bidding document for the implementation of Agra-Lucknow access controlled Greenfield expressway project.
Homeopathic medical service cadre
The cabinet approved a proposal to reorganise the Uttar Pradesh's Homeopathic Medical Service Cadre by sanctioning additional posts of additional directors and chief medical superintendents while maintaining the total strength of 1684 sanctioned posts. It also approved the Uttar Pradesh Homeopathic Medicine (Amendment) Ordinance 2014.
Circuit house in Rampur
The cabinet approved a proposal for construction of a circuit house in Rampur, the hometown of urban development minister Mohamamd Azam Khan. The Rampur Club had provided 11.795 hectare of land free of cost to the public works department (PWD) for the construction of the circuit house.