- UP Budget 2024-2025 (Urban Development)
- A budget of Rs 100 crore earmarked for various cultural programs during the Mahakumbh
By Our Correspondent
Lucknow: The Yogi government has earmarked a budget of Rs 2500 crore for the organization of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj on a grand note in 2025. Utilizing this budget, the Urban Development Department will spearhead the organization of a magnificent Mahakumbh, incorporating world-class facilities.
Furthermore, the Yogi government has sanctioned an additional budget of Rs 100 crore for the execution of cultural programs during the Mahakumbh by the Culture Department.
—Rs 4K crores allocated for PMAY
Yogi government has allocated Rs 25,698 crore to the Urban Development Department in the budget. Under this, a provision of about Rs 3948 crore has been proposed for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) to provide housing facilities for the poor.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), only 2.51 lakh houses were constructed in the state between 2007 and 2017. However, from the year 2017 onwards, an amount exceeding Rs 35,236 crore was transferred through DBT to more than 17.65 lakh beneficiaries in the state.
—Rs 1000 crore to address flood and waterlogging
Similarly, Rs 4500 crore has been proposed for the AMRUT 2.0 scheme launched in the year 2021 whereas Rs 800 crore is proposed under the Mukhyamantri-Green Road Infrastructure Development Scheme (Urban), 60 percent up compared to the current year.
Addressing the challenges of floods and waterlogging in state cities, a provision of Rs 1000 crore is proposed to start the Urban Flood and Storm Water Drainage Scheme. Moreover, Rs 675 crore has been allocated for the ‘Mukhyamantri Nagariya Alp Viksit Malin Basti Vikas Yojana,’ which is almost double as compared to the current year.
A budgetary provision of Rs 500 crore has been proposed for a new urban services and infrastructure development scheme. Additionally, Rs 400 crore is earmarked for the State Smart City Scheme, signifying a substantial 63 percent increase from the current fiscal year. Another significant allocation is made with Rs 400 crore proposed for the Kanha Gaushala evam Besahara Pashu Ashray Yojana (Destitute Animal Shelter Scheme), more than doubling the amount allocated in the current year.