UP budget proposes at least Rs 640 cr to develop, beautify Ayodhya

 Lucknow: 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. 

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. 

The budget has also proposed a sum of Rs 140 crore for the all-round growth of the city, including the development of Suryakund there.

Another sum of Rs 100 crore has been provided for the development and beautification of other tourism facilities in Ayodhya. 

The budget has also made a provision of Rs 101 crore for the development of the Ayodhya airport, to be named Maryada Purshotam Shriram Airport.

To attract tourists elsewhere in the state, the budget provides Rs 100 crore and Rs 200 crore respectively for the development and beautification of tourism facilities in Varanasi and Chitrakoot. 

A provision of Rs 200 crore has also been made for the Chief Minister Tourism Fiscal Scheme.

All developmental projects in the state will be executed in accordance with the mythological significance of various cities, an official spokesman said.

The budget has also provided a sum of Rs 15 crore for the year-long commemoration of the Chauri-Chaura incident centenary.

The budget has also proposed Rs 8 crore and Rs 4 crore respectively for the construction of a tribal museum in Lucknow and a freedom fighters’ gallery in Shahjahanpur.

In its budget, the state government has also decided to confer ‘Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman’ on eminent writers and artists who have not been given any other award by the state.

Under this scheme, a maximum of five people will be honoured and given a sum of Rs 11 lakh each every year.

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