LUCKNOW: With its focus on infrastructure development and investment promotion, the Yogi Adityanath government tabled a supplementary budget of approximately Rs 33,769 crore in the state assembly on Monday. The budget, tabled by finance and parliamentary affairs minister Suresh Khanna on the first day of winter session, includes Rs 14,000-crore allocation for new schemes.
The maximum allocation of Rs 8,000 crore has been set aside for industrial development authorities like UPEIDA and YEIDA to develop private industrial parks and hubs. Besides, Rs 2,000 crore has been earmarked for the upkeep of road infrastructure.
With urban local bodies polls round the corner, the government has proposed a substantial supplementary budget of Rs Rs 899 crore for the Smart City projects going on in major cities of the state.
Similarly, to expedite the preparation for the Global Investors Summit (GIS)-2023 and to hold the event smoothly, the government has proposed a budget of Rs Rs 296 crore for the purpose. The GIS would be held from February 10 to 12 next year in Lucknow.
In its continued thrust on promoting religious tourism, the government has proposed a budget of Rs 521 crore for the preparation of Mahakumbh 2025. Besides, Rs 400 crore has been proposed for the construction of court complexes in 10 districts under a pilot project.
Furthermore, the supplementary budget proposes Rs 200 crore for Pradhan Mantri Gatishakti Yojana and Rs Rs100 crore for start-ups and incubators.
CM Yogi Adityanath’s ambitious CM Fellowship scheme has also been taken care of and financial proposals have also been made for furthering Swachh Bharat Mission, Amrit Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
The budget also proposes Rs 300 crore for distribution of free tablets and smart phones among youths and Rs 5 crore for the establishment of a music college at Hariharpur in Azamgarh.
Later, the CM also inaugurated the lobbies for the ruling party and the opposition, in addition to a new corridor in Vidhan Bhavan. Proper seating arrangements have been made in both the lobbies while pictures of former MLAs are also being displayed on its walls.

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