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Lucknow, 22 February (Language) Special provision has been made in the budget of Uttar Pradesh government for its backward areas Purvanchal and Bundelkhand in the financial year 2021-2022. Funding has been made for express-way construction especially in Purvanchal and Bundelkhand. It is considered important from the point of view of next year’s assembly elections. In the budget, Rs 300 crore has been proposed for special schemes of Purvanchal while a provision of Rs 210 crore has been made for special schemes of Bundelkhand region. of the state

Lucknow, 22 February (Language) Special provision has been made in the budget of Uttar Pradesh government for its backward areas Purvanchal and Bundelkhand in the financial year 2021-2022. Funding has been made for express-way construction especially in Purvanchal and Bundelkhand. It is considered important from the point of view of next year’s assembly elections. In the budget, Rs 300 crore has been proposed for special schemes of Purvanchal while a provision of Rs 210 crore has been made for special schemes of Bundelkhand region. According to the budget presented by the state finance minister, the government has also offered a separate amount on the development plans of Purvanchal and Bundelkhand. A budget of Rs 1107 crore is proposed for the Purvanchal Expressway Project (Lucknow-Ghazipur) under the head of the Department of Industrial Development and Infrastructure. A budget provision of Rs 860 crore is proposed for Gorakhpur Link Expressway project of Purvanchal itself. Gorakhpur is the home district of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and he is also the Mahant of the famous Gorakshpeeth. With the formation of this link express way, Purvanchal will also be developed in terms of tourism. A budget provision of Rs 1492 crore is proposed for the Bundelkhand Expressway project connecting the five districts of Bundelkhand. Apart from this, a provision of Rs 7200 crore has been made for land acquisition and Rs 498 crore for construction work in the Ganga Expressway (Meerut-Prayagraj) project. It is worth mentioning that the Lucknow-Agra Expressway was constructed in the previous Samajwadi Party government and this time the Bharatiya Janata Party government is claiming to complete the construction of Purvanchal Expressway before the elections.

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