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UP Budget 2021 Live Updates: UP Presents Rs 5.5 Lakh Crore Budget To Make State "Aatmanirbhar"

UP Budget 2021-22 Live: Ahead of the presentation of the budget, the state legislative assembly speaker on Sunday said that subsequently everything including the agenda of the House, and questions and answers will become paperless.

UP Budget 2021 Live Updates: UP Presents Rs 5.5 Lakh Crore Budget To Make State 'Aatmanirbhar'

UP Budget 2021 Updates: Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna presents the budget.

The Yogi Adityanath-led government Monday presented Rs 5,50,270.78 crore budget for 2021-22 in the State Assembly. With the Assembly election a year away, the budget includes new schemes of Rs 27,598 crore.

This is also Uttar Pradesh's first paperless budget.

Reading out the budget speech from a laptop, Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said the target was to make Uttar Pradesh "Aatmanirbhar" and ensure all round development of the state.

Ahead of the presentation of the budget, the state legislative assembly speaker on Sunday said that subsequently everything including the agenda of the House, and questions and answers will become paperless.

All members of the State Legislature have been provided iPads to view the budget highlights which will also be available on two big screens put up in the House.

On February 2, Mr Adityanath had directed that the state cabinet should hold a virtual meeting in the future for which ministers must be given training.

The budget will be available on the 'Uttar Pradesh Government Budget' app and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Here are the live updates on Uttar Pradesh Budget Session:

Feb 22, 2021 21:20 (IST)
UP government announces Rs 2000 crore for airstrip expansion at Noida, building electronic city near airport

The Uttar Pradesh government's 2021-22 budget presented on Monday made a provision of Rs 2,000 crore for the upcoming Noida International Airport and also announced establishing an 'electronic city' near the airport.
Feb 22, 2021 20:23 (IST)
UP budget proposes at least Rs 640 crore to develop and beautify Ayodhya

The Uttar Pradesh budget tabled in the state assembly on Monday has proposed a sum of at least Rs 640 crore for the development and beautification of Ayodhya, PTI reported. 

The budgetary provisions for fiscal 2021-22 include a sum of Rs 300 crore for the construction of an approach road to Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple, Ayodhya Dham.
Feb 22, 2021 19:10 (IST)
UP government budget just an election stunt, fails to live up to aspirations of youth, farmers: Opposition

Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh on Monday termed the state budget an election stunt that fails to live up to the aspirations of the youth, farmers, women and the unemployed, PTI reported. 
Feb 22, 2021 18:55 (IST)
UP government make provision of Rs 1,175 crore for metro rail projets
The Uttar Pradesh government has made a provision of Rs 1,175 crores in the state budget presented in the assembly on Monday for different metro rail projects, PTI reported. 

There is a provision of Rs 597 crore for the Kanpur metro rail project in the budget presented by Finance Minister Suresh Khanna.
Feb 22, 2021 18:02 (IST)
UP Budget: State government makes Rs 7,000 crore provision for PMAY Gramin
The Uttar Pradesh Government on Monday proposed Rs 7,000 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin), while announcing budget 2021-22 proposals.

A provision of Rs 369 crore has been made under the Mukhyamantri Awas Yojana (Gramin), PTI reported. 
Feb 22, 2021 16:21 (IST)
Mayawati terms UP government budget "extremely disappointing"

BSP president and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati Monday termed the state government's budget "extremely disappointing", saying it just has promises for people but nothing to address unemployment, PTI reported. 
Feb 22, 2021 15:16 (IST)
"Game Over" For BJP Government, Says Akhilesh Yadav On UP Budget

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav panned the budget presented by the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday, saying expectations of the poor and the farmers' were not met.

"Khel khatam, paisa hajam" Mr Yadav said when asked about the budget.

"Poor and farmers were expecting big relief, but their expectations were not met. Now, the government has no time left and people of the state have seen what they did in the past four years," Mr Yadav added.
Feb 22, 2021 13:13 (IST)
This Budget Is For The Youth, Women, Poor And Farmers: Yogi Adityanath
Feb 22, 2021 12:14 (IST)
UP Government Allocates Rs 101 Crore To Airport In Ayodhya
Feb 22, 2021 12:10 (IST)
UP Increases Size Of The Budget By Over Rs 37,410 Crore

The budget presented by Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna is over Rs 37,410 crore more than the previous year's budget.
Feb 22, 2021 11:55 (IST)
Target Was To Make UP "Aatmanirbhar": Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna

Reading out the budget speech from a laptop, Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said the target was to make Uttar Pradesh "Aatmanirbhar" and ensure all round development of the state.

This is the fifth budget of the present government in the state before the state assembly elections early next year.
Feb 22, 2021 11:21 (IST)
Yogi Adityanath-led government presents its first paperless budget in Uttar Pradesh Assembly.
Feb 22, 2021 10:58 (IST)
Feb 22, 2021 09:06 (IST)
Yogi Adityanath-Led UP Government To Present First Paperless Budget Today

The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government is scheduled to be presented its fifth and likely its last budget before the state elections next year.

This will be Uttar Pradesh's first paperless budget.

State Finance Minister Suresh Khanna is set to present the budget at 11 AM today.

All members of the State Legislature have been provided iPads to view the budget highlights which will also be available on two big screens put up in the House.

The Budget Session was commenced on February 18 with an address by Governor Anandiben Patel to a joint sitting of both houses. The session will continue till March 10.