Lucknow: Following the footsteps of the Modi government at the Center, the Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh on Monday presented a paperless budget of Rs 55,0270 crore in the assembly for the financial year 2021-22. Finance Minister Suresh Khanna presented the budget proposals through the tablet. The size of this budget is Rs 37,410 crore more than the previous financial year.
For the first time in the state, budget documents were made available on the tablet to all the members under the ‘paperless’ budget. New schemes worth Rs 27,598.40 crore have been proposed in this budget. Furthering the budget speech, Khanna said that the revenue receipts of the government were affected due to the prolonged lockdown, but despite this, the government implemented effective financial discipline. The flow of salary and pension of the employees has been maintained and the state economy is gaining momentum again due to meaningful efforts. The Finance Minister said that the budget for the financial year 2021-22 is dedicated to the empowerment of various sections by the self-reliance of the state through holistic and inclusive development.
Suresh Khanna said, “During the tenure of previous governments, government properties at important places in the state had become largely disposable. Taking cognizance of this, our government has decided to set up a cluster by reviving such properties. ” The Finance Minister said that in order to double the income of farmers by the year 2022, farmers are being provided with training in advanced technology and free water. They have also been strengthened by social security and welfare programs. The government has ensured that farmers get a fair price for their produce. He said that the government has paid a record sugarcane value of over Rs 12,3000 crore to the sugarcane farmers.
The government has set a target of installing 15,000 solar pumps for farmers. Khanna said that the airport under construction in Ayodhya will be named after Maryada Purushottam Lord Shri Ram. A provision of Rs 101 crore has been made for this. This statement of the Finance Minister was welcomed by the members of the House by thumping the tables and slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ were also raised in the House. The Finance Minister said that extensive work has been done to protect women.
The government has decided that every criminal will be behind bars. The government is continuously working to improve the standard of living of the people. Every house will be provided water, every house electricity, road in every village and banking facility in every village.