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UP budget on to be tabled on Feb 22

Lucknow: The last budget proposal of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh will be tabled in the state assembly on February 22, officials said here on Tuesday.

State Finance minister Suresh Kumar Khanna will present the state Budget, for the third time for the financial year 2021-22 at 11 am on February 22 in the state assembly .

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has already announced that the forthcoming budget would be a paperless budget as was done by the Union government.

Besides focussing on infra projects and creating more job avenues, this year’s budget is likely to give a boost to people’s welfare programmes of the Yogi government. Some special announcements for farmers and youths
is also likely to be announced, in view of the ongoing farmers’ strike against the new farm laws.

As this will be the last budget of the present Yogi Adityanath government, hence it is likely to be a populist budget, with some pro people announcements expected.

With UP going for a paperless budget and legislature proceedings for the first time, the state government has sanctioned Rs 50,000 each to MLAs and MLCs for purchasing of tabs.

Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna would read out the budget from a digital tab and create history by not using the printed version.

The state’s budget session would commence from February 18 with the joint address by Governor Anandiben Patel.

The budget size will be more that Rs 5.12 lakh crore, which was approved for the current fiscal, sources said.

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