In CM's supplementary budget, Rs 90 cr for riot victims, 450 cr for Lucknow-Agra Expressway

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday presented the second supplementary budget of Rs 3,619.76 crore for 2013-14 in the Assembly. A provision of Rs 90 crore has been made for compensation to the riot victims of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli in it.

Akhilesh presented the first supplementary budget of Rs 7112.39 crore on September 18.

A major allocation of Rs 450 crore has been made for land acquisition and construction of Lucknow-Agra Expressway. A sum of Rs 20 crore has been earmarked for Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation.

Public Works Department has been given Rs 100 crore for maintenance of roads, Rs 50 crore for state highways, Rs 400 crore for strengthening of roads and Rs 50 crore for roads under Lohia Samaghra Gram Vikas Yojana.

Rs 900 crore has been provided for Rajeev Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme, Rs 200 crore for construction of cemented roads and drains under Lohia Samaghra Gram Vikas Yojana, Rs 13.38 crore for shifting buildings in Chak Gajariya farm to Niblet Farm in Barabanki, Rs 5 crore for shifting other units of Chak Gajariya in Lucknow city and Rs 11 crore for shifting artificial insemination center from Chak Gajariya to Rehman Kheda in Lucknow.

Akhilesh also made a provision of Rs 126 crore towards payment of commission for various cane societies.

A provision of Rs 28 lakh has been done for organising Wajid Ali Shah Mahotsav in Lucknow, Rs 2.5 crore for pro-poor tourism development project in Agra-Brij region, Rs 218 crore for State Disaster Response fund, Rs 120 crore for farmers' accident insurance scheme.

A provision of Rs 2.5 crore has been done for maintenance of vehicles of ministers and Rs 1.5 crore for maintenance of official houses of legislators. The newly announced Sidhartha University at Kapilvastu has also been given Rs 40 crore for construction of buildings while Maulana Azad Institute of Humanities, Science and Technology, Mehmoodabad, Sitapur has been given Rs 50 lakh.

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