UP Govt 2016 budget allocates Rs 1400 crore for drought-hit
on the water-scarce Bundelkhand region ahead of the assembly polls next year,
the Uttar Pradesh government today allocated over Rs 1,400 crore for it in its
2016-17 annual budget for various projects.
In the budget presented in the state Assembly, Chief Minister
Akhilesh Yadav increased resources for various projects for the region.
The fund size of special projects for Bundelkhand has been
increased from Rs 71.50 crore to Rs 200 crore and a proposal worth Rs 200 crore
has been earmarked for making special arrangements for potable water, the chief
minister, who holds the finance portfolio, said in his budget speech.
Another Rs 500 crore has been proposed for surface source-
based rural potable water project and Rs 338 crore for special projects for the
region, he said.
A provision of Rs 150 crore has been set aside for multi-
purpose irrigation project on Betwa river in Jhansi and Rs two crore for tankers
to provide potable water in the region. There is a provision of Rs 15 crore for
setting up Tilhan plant in the region, he said.
Courtesy: The Economic Times