UP Budget 2023: Infra, women’s empowerment priority; 1,050cr for Kanya Sumangala

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UP Budget 2023 sets an investment target of ₹10 lakh crore, the creation of 20 thousand jobs in the next 5 years under UP Tourism Policy 2022.

Presenting the Uttar Pradesh Budget 2023, finance minister Suresh Kumar Khanna on Wednesday announced a provision of ₹1,050 crores under Chief Minister Kanya Sumangala Yojana for 2023-24 financial year; ₹4,032 crores for destitute widows.

A proposal of ₹600 crores for the Samuhik Vivah scheme for the marriage of all girls of all classes was announced in the UP Budget 2023. 

A provision of ₹150 crore was proposed under the marriage grant scheme for daughters of poor people belonging to other backward classes.

In his UP Budget 2023 speech, the finance minister recalled the recently held Global Investors Summit and said it resulted in 19,000 MoUs worth about ₹33.50 lakh crore. “The state’s contribution to the country’s GDP is more than 8%. In the years 2021 and 2022, a growth of 16.8% has been registered in the Gross State Domestic Product, which was higher than the country’s growth rate. The rate of growth in GSDP for the financial year 2023-2024 has been estimated at 19%. In the era of global recession, the growth rate of the state’s economy is encouraging. Before 2017, the unemployment rate was 14.4%, today it has come down to about 4.2%,” the minister said.

The minister announced a provision of ₹3,600 crores to provide tablets and smartphones to eligible students of the Swami Vivekananda Youth Empowerment Scheme.

 A provision of ₹60 crores proposed for UP Information Technology and Startups Policy, the minister announced.

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Uttar Pradesh Budget sets an investment target of ₹10 lakh cr, creation of 20 thousand jobs in next 5 years under UP Tourism Policy 2022, the minister said. ₹200 crores has proposed for Gorakhpur Industrial Corridor.


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