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Investment, Urbanization And Employment Generation Are The Priority Of The Government, Says Yogi In Winter Session

Participating in the discussion on the supplementary budget in the state assembly on Tuesday, the Chief Minister said that Rs 4,000 crore has been proposed for the development of new cities in the supplementary budget.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath participating in the discussion on supplementary budget in UP Assembly on Tuesday

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that a big vision is needed for the development of the country's largest state like Uttar Pradesh with a population of 25 crores. Investment, urbanization and employment generation are in the priority of the government's action plan. Today investors from all over the world are eager to invest in Uttar Pradesh. And this supplementary budget will help in speeding the development works in the state. 

Yogi said this while participating in the discussion on the supplementary budget in the state assembly, during the winter session, on Tuesday. Describing urbanization as an important tool for development, he said that Rs 4,000 crore has been proposed for the development of new cities in the supplementary budget. He added, "The Global Investors Summit being organized on 10-12 February 2023 is an important step in the goal of making UP a $ 1 trillion economy. Not only this, Prime Minister Modi is presiding over the G-20 group of important countries of the world during the Amrit Kaal of independence. So many programs are to be organized in Uttar Pradesh in this regard. Financial arrangements have been made for these through the  supplementary budget", he stated. 

Reiterating the resolution of good governance, public welfare and development, the Chief Minister said that the UP model in Corona management and law and order management have been very well appreciated. "The state where investors used to dread to come has now become the best investment destination. And now this state is on the way to become number one in ease of living", Yogi remarked. 

The Chief Minister said that despite the order of the Supreme Court after the Nirbhaya episode in New Delhi, no city in Uttar Pradesh had been made a 'safe city'. The present government is working on making 18 cities including Gautam Buddha Nagar a safe city. He said that in the last five and a half years, more than Rs 4 lakh crore was invested in UP. UP is becoming a data center hub. In 2015-16, the export here was worth 50,000 crores, whereas today in 2021, commodities worth Rs 1.56 lakh crores were exported. 

Today UP has become the first state to have 6 expressways and work is underway on 7. Before 2017, there were 3 airports, today 9 airports are functional, while work on 10 is underway. CM Yogi said that at one time sugar mills were closing down in UP, while UP's sugar is being exported today. 1.81 lakh crore was paid to sugarcane farmers in 5 and a half years. All these have given pace to the development of UP. He said that before 2017, filth and clutter were the hallmark of the cities of UP, today the central government is making 10 cities smart, while the state government is working to make 7 cities smart.

Adding to the discussion on the supplementary budget, the CM also shared the resolution to fulfill the dream of Aviral Ganga-Nirmal Ganga before 2025 Prayagraj Kumbh. He said that people from all over the world came to Prayagraj Kumbh, and everyone who came was surprised to see the security, cleanliness and orderliness. Now there is an opportunity to organize Prayagraj Kumbh in 2025. With public cooperation, it will be made a global unique event. Additional budgetary provisions have also been made for Prayagraj Kumbh in the supplementary budget. 

Informing the House about the excellent progress of 8 districts of UP among the 112 aspirational districts of the country identified by NITI Aayog, the Chief Minister called for the proposal of supplementary budget for the plan of 100 aspirational development blocks and the Chief Minister's Fellowship program implemented there. 

While appreciating the role of the Transport Department in helping migrant workers and youth preparing for competitive examinations to reach home safely during the Corona period, the Chief Minister also informed about the need for an additional budget for the purchase of 1000 new buses. Along with this, emphasis was also laid on increasing public awareness for road safety.

Admissions in Atal Residential School from next session

Referring to the various provisions of the supplementary budget, including Kukrail Night Safari, Maa Vindhyavasini Corridor, Atal Residential School, improvement of infrastructure in hospitals, establishment of new medical colleges, further improving the irrigation system of farms in Lucknow, the Chief Minister explained the rationale behind the supplementary budget setting opposition's curiosity at rest. 

At the same time, along with the Forensic Institute, Lucknow, it was said that the children of the destitute and laborers would be admitted in the under-construction Atal residential schools from the next session. Informing the House about the action plan to realize the immense possibilities of the state in spiritual tourism, the Chief Minister also informed about the important work of establishment of Ved Vigyan Kendra at Naimish dhaam.

Rs 337 Bn Supplementary Budget passed

It may be recalled that on Monday, the UP government presented the supplementary budget for the year 2022-23 in the assembly on the first day of the winter session of the Legislature. There is a provision of grant demands of about ₹ 3376954.67 lakh in the budget, in which budget has also been arranged for the Global Investor Summit to be held in February 2023 and Prayagraj Kumbh in 2025. After discussion on Tuesday, it was passed by voice vote