Big Development Push In UP Budget: Upgradation Of Roads, Hospitals; Varanasi, Ayodhaya Beautification Announced


Big Development Push In UP Budget: Upgradation Of Roads, Hospitals; Varanasi, Ayodhaya Beautification Announced

Terming its latest 2019-20 budget as ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas’ budget, Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh announced a slew of infrastructure and social security measures for all sections of the society, reports Times Of India (TOI).

The Rs 4.79 lakh crore budget, presented by state Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal, allocated Rs 2,579 crore under the Old Age and Farmers’ Pension Scheme. It also fulfilled its election promise by providing Rs 50 crore for Wi-Fi facility in all the colleges and universities.

Rs 908 crore has been set aside to upgrade district hospitals into medical colleges in UP. Out of this, “Rs 50 crore has been proposed in the budget to set up the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University in Lucknow. Similarly, Rs 10 crore has been proposed for setting up an Ayush University in the state,” said Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal.

For the development of roads under the Public Works Department (PWD), the budget has provided Rs 13,135 crore. Read More

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