UP Budget 2018: Govt announces funds of Rs 4.28 Lakh cr; focuses on farmers, infrastructure
The Uttar Pradesh on Friday presented the annual budget of Rs 4,28,384.52 crore, an increment of 11.4% as compared to last year. The budget was presented keeping in mind the farmers, youth, women and villages of the country. "It is the biggest budget of the state," says Adityanath. The best part about the budget is that along with infrastructure development, there are schemes for farmers as well.
This was the second Annual Budget of the Adityanath regime, one which is expected to give major leg-up to the agricultural, infrastructure and social sectors.
A year before the Lok Sabha elections, Yogi government's budget is expected to be a populist one with some big announcements for the stressed farm sector, jobs and infrastructure.
In 2019, BJP will be banking on Uttar Pradesh to come back to power at the Centre once again. In the 2014 General Elections, the saffron party had won record 71 out of 80 Lower House seats in the state.
Here are the Highlights:
The Yogi Adityanath government had last year presented its first Rs. 3,84,659.71 crore budget which had a special provision of Rs. 36,000 crore to honour its poll promise of farm loan waiver.
OneIndia News (with PTI Inputs)