On February 22, 2021, Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna presented the budget for the financial year 2021-22 in the Assembly.
The size of the budget is Rs. 5,50,270.78 crores.
This is 37.410 thousand crores more than the previous budget.
This is the largest budget in the history of UP.
This is also the first paperless budget of the state.
New schemes worth Rs 27, 598.40 crore have been included in the budget.
AgricultureUnder the "Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi" scheme, more than Rs 27 thousand 123 crore has been paid to 2 crore 40 lakh farmers in the state.
A budget provision of Rs 600 crore is proposed under the Chief Minister Farmer Accident Welfare Scheme.
700 crores is proposed for the facility of free water to farmers from canals and government tube wells.
Women related shemesThe "Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana" has been implemented by the state government with effect from 01 April 2019 for the empowerment of women, whose main objective is to promote the health and education of the girl child and to develop positive thinking in the society towards the birth of the girl child.
Under this, the eligible girls are being provided assistance of Rs 15,000 in 06 different categories. A provision of Rs. 1,200 crore for the scheme is proposed in the budget.
To tackle the problem of malnutrition in women and children, a new scheme Mukhyamantri Saksham Suposhan Yojana will be implemented from the financial year 2021-2022.
A provision of Rs. 4094 crore for nutritional program and Rs. 415 crore for national nutrition campaign is proposed in the budget.
Ram temple-AyodhyaA total of Rs 140 crore will be provided for the all-round development of the city of Ayodhya including the development of Suryakund in Ayodhya.
Kanpur MetroThe approved cost of the Kanpur Metro Rail project is Rs 11,076 crore.
A provision of Rs 597 crore is proposed for the project in the budget of the financial year 2021-2022.