Lucknow: Amidst uproar and walkout by BSP, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday presented his maiden state Budget for 2012-13 with no new tax and a provision of Rs 500 crore for waving farm loans.It also provides for unemployment allowance and giving laptops to school students.

 

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For the first time, the state's Budget size has crossed the figure of Rs 2 lakh crore.
    
It has projected a deficit of Rs 21,570.26 crore in the Budget while estimating total receipts of Rs 1,94,327.28 crore this fiscal. The total Budget size is Rs 2,00,110.61 crore.
    
The Budget puts revenue receipts at Rs 1,58,847.86 crore and capital receipts of Rs 35,479.32 crore. Presenting the Budget, based on the promises made in SP's manifesto, Yadav said that a provision of Rs 1,100 crore has been made for unemployment allowance to be given to people in the age group of 30-40 years.
    
For providing free laptops and tablets to high school and intermediate pass students a provision of Rs 2,721.24 crore has been made. Announcing the relaunch of Kanya Vidyadhan Scheme, scrapped during the BSP regime, the SP government has made a provision of 446 crore.
    
A separate provision of Rs 500 crore has been made for loan waiver of farmers promised by the party in its manifesto.

 SALIENT FEATURES OF THE UTTAR PRADESH ASSEMBLY BUDGET 2012-13

Whopping  Rs 2.10 lakh crore allocated as state budget Rs 13,650 crore allocated for 280 projects
Rs 14590 crore for social welfare schemes Health care allocation of Rs 7033 crore
No new taxes to be levied   Rs 2418 crore earmarked for laptops
 Rs 320 crore for allocation of tablets   Rs 100 crore pegged for solar energy
No cut in petrol prices Rs 100 crore allocated for ASRA projects
Rs 100 crore to be given for battery-operated rickshaws Bundelkahnd farmers to get Rs 900 crore
  Rs 500 crore marked as loan waivers to farmers Farmer insurance hiked to 5 lakh from 1 lakh
Lohia aawas Yojna to be launched soon Rs 247.11 crore for minority welfare
  Rs 2700 crore for fulfilling election promises Rs 446 crore fro girl’s education
Rs 1,100 cr provision for unemployed people aged between 30-40 Rs 5031 crore for city modernization
Rs 4849 crore for road and bridge construction

(Agencies)

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