The Rs.27,000 crore budget was aimed at providing a financial impetus to the sick discoms (power distribution companies) and assisting the indebted farmers, an official said.

A large chunk of funds from the supplementary budget would go to provide financial assistance to drought-hit areas where farmers are facing major problems. The central government had already sanctioned Rs.1304 crore for the farmers of the state. Special preference had been given to the Bundelkhand region and the Metro Rail project here.

The power companies had been given Rs.26,606 crore through bonds under the 'Uday' scheme and Rs.904.52 crore had been allotted for drought relief.

On Friday, the chief minister will present the budget for 2016-17. After presenting the supplementary budget, Akhilesh Yadav said that the opposition parties were misleading the people by making wrong allegations that the state government was not sensitive towards the problems of people of drought-hit Bundelkhand.

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