Akhilesh tables supplementary budget for 2017, demands largest grants for Shivpal

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today tabled the supplementary budget of Rs 25, 347.87 crore in the state assembly for the financial year 2017.

• The major chunk of this budget-Rs 6,000 crore allocated to the PWD department, headed by Shivpal Singh Yadav, as major roads in the state are in needs of repairs.

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• Public Works Department (PWD) and irrigation held by his senior cabinet colleague and uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav accounted for the largest demand for grants at about Rs 4,547 crore, which forms 18 per cent of the total supplementary budget.

• Under PWD, the roads and bridge departments have raised demands for about Rs 3,200 crore and Rs 380 crore respectively, while irrigation department has demanded Rs 790 crore.

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• The energy and agricultural (panchayati raj) departments have sought grants of over Rs 2,100 crore and Rs 1,960 crore respectively. Other departments seeking funds include food and civil supplies (Rs 1,500 crore).

• The primary education and social welfare (SC special component plan) have raised demand for grants worth Rs 3,600 crore and Rs 1,200 crore respectively. Similarly, the government is seeking Rs 2,000 crore towards relief during natural calamities.

• Besides, the Akhilesh regime has sought Rs 800 crore towards land acquisition for the proposed Lucknow-Ballia Purvhanchal Expressway, which would connect eastern UP region with the state capital. The project is estimated at Rs 18,000 crore.

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Akhilesh on February 12th, who also holds the finance portfolio, had tabled his last full Annual Budget of Rs 3,46,935 crore for 2016-17 during budget session of the state legislature.

The current supplementary budget’s revenue and capital heads comprise over Rs 13,282 and Rs 12,065 crore respectively, spanning both plan and non-plan heads.


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