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Unemployment dole grant passed

THE VIDHAN Sabha on Monday passed supplementary demands for grants to the tune of Rs 1629.51 crore, including a sum of Rs 400 crore for ?unemployment allowance? to graduates and postgraduates registered at employment exchanges up to February 28, 2006.

india Updated: May 16, 2006 00:57 IST

THE VIDHAN Sabha on Monday passed supplementary demands for grants to the tune of Rs 1629.51 crore, including a sum of Rs 400 crore for “unemployment allowance” to graduates and postgraduates registered at employment exchanges up to February 28, 2006.

Minister for Urban Development Mohammad Azam Khan tabled the Uttar Pradesh (supplementary grants for 2006-2007) Bill 2006 in the Vidhan Sabha. It was adopted by a voice vote.

Besides the sum sanctioned to provide unemployment allowance, the House also approved a sum of Rs 30 crore to provide concession to powerloom weavers.
Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav was present in House when it passed the supplementary grants. Leader of Opposition Lalji Tandon was conspicuous by his absence.

Speaking on the occasion, Khan said the Opposition should have lauded the efforts of the Mulayam Singh Yadav Government to pay ‘unemployment allowance’ to unemployed graduates and postgraduates.

Khan referred to the points that Bharatiya Janata Party member Hukum Singh and Congress member Jagdambika Pal had raised, while speaking on the supplementary demands for grants in the House.

While Singh had pointed out the “failures” of the government on various fronts, Pal said the State Government was giving step-motherly treatment to Basti division.

First Published: May 16, 2006 00:57 IST