Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who also holds the finance portfolio, tabled the first supplementary grants for the current fiscal 2016-17 to the tune of Rs 25,347.86 crores . Major part of the supplementary demand is for the ongoing development projects launched by the present government. Chief Minister tabled the supplementary budget in the state assembly in the absence of the opposition parties—BJP, BSP and the Congress, who were earlier evicted by the speaker for creating pandemonium in the house. The supplementary grants are likely to be voted by the house on Wednesday.
As per the proposals in the supplementary grants as much as Rs 2,000 crores has been sought for distributing compensation to the farmers, whose crops were destroyed in the unseasonal rains and hail and storm while Rs 800 crores has been allotted for purchase of land and construction of the Samajwadi Poorwanchal express linking Lucknow with Ballia.
Etawah, the hone district of the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav along with his Kannauj, the Lok Sabha constituency of his wife Dimple Yadav has also got a significant share in the supplementary grants.
The state the government has sought Rs 120.02 crores for construction of an international standard cricket stadium in Saifai, in Etawah district besides a sports college with an expenditure of Rs 4.10 crores. Saifai would also have a multi-level parking at the tourist centre with a cost of Rs 25 crores.
Besides the Lion Safari at Etawah would get Rs 30 crores and for other safari an additional Rs 5.73 crores have been allotted. The state government has sought Rs 100 crores for Perfume Park and museum in Kannauj, the parliamentary constituency of Dimple Yadav. The SP government has sought Rs 15 crore for the renovation and beautification of Jawahar Bagh in Mathura where recently clash broke out between the police and the encroachers in which two senior policemen were killed. The supplementary grants also include provision of Rs 1,000 crores for the repair of the state highways and other roads. The state government has sought Rs 300 crores for connecting the District Headquarters with four lane roads while Rs 294.25 crores have been sought for purchase of land for the state university in Allahabad.
The government has earmarked Rs 40 crore for the JP International centre, Rs 20 crore for Civil Services residential tower and Rs 200 crore for the development of Chak Gazaria city, , all in Lucknow, besides Rs 100 crore for Agra ring road. For the power sector, the government has sought additional grants of Rs 1,600 crores for the Uday power scheme and Rs 100 crore for the Obra ‘C’ thermal unit of 2×660. The government has also sought Rs 76.94 crores for electronic manufacturing cluster in Greater Noida, Rs 64.47 crore for carpet mart at Bhadoi, Rs 15 crores for distributing charkhas in Bundelkhand region, Rs 200 crores for Prdhan mantra Housing scheme, Rs 300 crore for Lohia Awas scheme, and Rs 150 crores for the multi sectoral development programmes in the minority dominated districts.
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