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Saifai gets pound, rest the penny

THE STATE Government is never in a to-be-or-not-to-be situation when the question of allocating funds to this hamlet crops up. True to its privileged position, Saifai alone will get Rs 225 crore out of Rs 297 crore earmarked for ?new schemes? for medical services and training in Budget-2006-2007.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2006 01:50 IST

THE STATE Government is never in a to-be-or-not-to-be situation when the question of allocating funds to this hamlet crops up.

True to its privileged position, Saifai alone will get Rs 225 crore out of Rs 297 crore earmarked for ‘new schemes’ for medical services and training in Budget-2006-2007.

The rest of the State will have to be content with Rs 72 crore!
It may be recalled that in last year’s budget also, 90 per cent of the funds earmarked for higher education went to Saifai.

This time, a sum of Rs 150 crore will be spent on the Rural Institute of Medical Sciences in Saifai, while Rs 75 crore will go towards establishing a dental college in the same institute.

On the other hand, Rs 10 crore each has been sanctioned for new pharmacy, nursing and paramedical courses in Gorakhpur and Jhansi medical colleges and for setting up a new medical college in Azamgarh.

A ‘respectable’ amount of Rs 25 crore has been given for setting up the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Gomti Nagar in Lucknow. The budget for construction of new buildings and establishing Stem Cell research centres in State medical colleges is Rs 24 crore and Rs 3 crore, respectively. Incidentally, the cash-starved government has sanctioned Rs 1.21 crore for renovation of the CSI Club, meant solely for entertainment of bureaucrats.

The government has also envisaged construction of additional floors on Navin Bhavan and Adhikari Bhavan of the Sachivalaya. It has sanctioned Rs 1 crore for the purpose, in addition to Rs 1 crore allocated for construction of an underground/multi-storeyed parking on existing tennis ground of the Sachivalaya under the new schemes.

Besides, a sum of Rs 1 crore each has been given for construction of ministers’ residences in Darulshafa and renovation of UP Sadan and UP Bhavan in Delhi.

The Ayurvedic and Unani medical colleges and hospitals have got a meagre Rs 8.38 crore for building, treatment, ‘strengthening’ the existing paraphernalia and for all other expenses.