After the budget for 2020-21 was presented in the UP Assembly on Tuesday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said it focuses on employment of youths and centres will be opened in each district for self-employment programmes.
The government had earlier launched apprenticeship scheme for educated youths, enabling them for self-employment. The Chief Minister said that the 2020-21 budget will play a major role in achieving the goal of making the state a one trillion US dollar economy to meet the target of India aspiring for a US 5-trillion economy.
Addressing the post-budget presser, Yogi said that a number of schemes were already in place for youths and the government launched scheme for every educated unemployed.
A provision was also made in the budget to boost employment in every district to enhance overall development of the state. Yogi said that his government’s first budget had focused on the farm sector, the second on promoting infrastructure & industrial development, the third for women empowerment, and the focus of the fourth budget is on development of youths by enabling them for self-employment with an aim to unleash the potential of Uttar Pradesh.
The Chief Minister said that arrangements have also been made in the budget to strengthen education in the state. There are provisions to set up Atal University in Lucknow for medical education and for modernisation of UP Police.
Yogi said that by next year, the governemnt will be able to carry forward the work of setting up a medical college in all 75 districts of the state, which will be built either by the state or in PPP mode.
The CM said that only 12 medical colleges were established between 1947 and 2016 in Uttar Pradesh but in the last three years, the proces of opening 28 new medical colleges was underway.
Yogi said that every investor of the world wanted to invest in UP and the state received proposals for investment of Rs 50,000 crore in the recently concluded Defence Expo-2020.
The CM further said that Purvanchal Expressway will be opened for public by the end of 2020 and the foundation of Bundelkhand Expressway will be laid this month.
Funds have been allocated for Ganga Expressway linking Meerut with Prayagraj and efforts will be made to lay the foundation of Ganga Expressway by the end of this year.
Yogi said that the budget focuses on higher education to make UP as the focal point of education, and thus the government is setting up new universities in Saharanpur, Azamgarh, and Aligarh besides setting up Atal Medical University in Lucknow. Budgetary provisions have been made for National Law University and Ayush University.
The Chief Minister said that keeping in view the farmers of the state, provisions have been made for sharecroppers in the budget and Kisan Insurance will also be provided to them.
He said that the government’s priority is to address the problem of potable water in Bundelkhand and Vindhya regions. Besides, a provision has also been made for maintenance of cow sheds for stray cattle and to set up new cow shelters.