Uttar Pradesh Budget 2017-18 Highlights, Full Budget in PDF

Uttar Pradesh Budget 2017-18: Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has presented his first Uttar Pradesh Budget 2017-18 on 11th July 2017. Here are the highlights from finance minister Rajesh Agarwal's Budget speech. Uttar Pradesh government presented its first annual budget of Rs 3,84,659 Crore. Rs 36000 crore allocated from the budget for farm loans waiver. State Finance minister announced launch of groundwater conservation mission in his budget session along with a new policy for solar power in the state.
Uttar Pradesh Budget 2017-18 Highlights
* Rs 551 crore for Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan and 254 crore for mid-day meal scheme.
* Uttar Pradesh's 2017-18 annual budget for Rs 3,84,659.71 crore is 10.9 per cent higher than last fiscal's. UP budget provides Rs 55,781.96 crore for new schemes, reports PTI.
* Lucknow Metro, Poorvanchal Expressway and job creation are focus areas of the government, says Rajesh Agarwal, finance minister UP.
* In major cities along the Ganga - Kanpur, Allahabad and Varanasi - water quality assessment will be done.
* Rs 3255 crore allocated for construction of toilets in the state.
* Rs 1000 crore announced for Swachh Bharat mission in Uttar Pradesh cities.
* Role of farmers will be increased to enhance forest cover in the state, says the finance minister.
* Rs 394 crore provision for madrassas in the state.
* 712 more '108 ambulances' to be introduced in state.
* Rs 142 crore budget for scholarship upto class tenth and Rs 50 crore for WiFi in degree colleges and universities.
* Rs 800 crore for Prasad Yojna in Ayodhya-Mathura-Kashi regions.
* Rs 300 crore allocated to distribute socks, shoes and sweaters among school children.
* Rs 40 crore allocated for abandoned and stray animals under a scheme named Besahara Pashu Yojna.
* Ecotourism and adventure tourism to be developed in the state.
* Rs 25 crore for providing helicopter services at tourist places and Rs 10 crore for development of tourism in Vindhyachal region.
* Rs 50 crore provision for WiFi scheme in the state and Rs 2800 crore for safe drinking water in Bundelkhand and Purvanchal.
* Bachpan Divas to be celebrated on 5th of every month and Laadli Divas on 15th and Matratva Divas on 25th of every month.
* Rs 25 crore to develop water sports in Ramgarh Taal in Yogi Adityanath's Gorakhpur dictrict.
* Rs 200 crore for special schemes for Bundelkhand; Rs 300 crore for special schemes for Poorvanchal.
* Rs 71 crore to connect district headquarters with four lane roads.
* Rs 288 crore announced for four metros and Rs 3972 crore for the upkeep of state roads.
* Rs 10 crore Budget for Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Kisan Samriddhi Yojna.
* Rs 36 crore provision in Budget for loan waiver of farmers.
* UP finance minister announces launch of groundwater conservation mission in his Budget speech.
* New policy for solar power in the state launched.
* 1,29,38 quintal potato stored in private cold storages.

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