To support backward classes, poor students, and strengthen education system, the Uttar Pradesh government has come forward in the budget released today.
An great sum of Rs 52.66 crore has been allocated by the state government to construct hostel for poor students from backward classes. Another Rs 11 crore are kept aside flourish ‘O’ level computer training among unemployed students belonging to the backward classes.
In order to reimburse fees of students belonging to backward classes, a sum of Rs 551.28 crore have been cast aside.
Under the ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyaan Yojana’, the budget has also kept aside Rs 60 crore to make government offices and public buildings Divyang-friendly.
To increase Divyang pension from Rs 300 to Rs 500 per month, the state has cornered Rs 559 crore, while a sum of Rs 18.40 crore have been set aside to construct integrated special secondary colleges.
For the ‘Women Development and Maternity Benefit Programme’, the state has made a grant of Rs 100 crore, keeping aside Rs 262 crore for ‘Shabri Sankalp Abhiyaan’. Moreover, Rs 1,129.78 crore have been marked for the destitute women.
For the purpose of free distribution of school bags among students of primary and senior primary schools run by the basic education board, the government has named another Rs 100 crore.
To provide more aid to the students of primary and senior primary schools run by the board, The state has assigned another Rs 300 crore to provide a pair of shoes, two pairs of socks and a sweater.
About Rs 124 crore have been allocated for free uniform and books to the students of primary and senior primary schools.
Under the Ahilyabai Free Education Scheme, the government has assigned a sum of Rs 21.12 lakh for free education up to graduate level to all girls
To support the “Mukhya Mantri Kisan Evam Sarvhit Bima Yojna”, a grand amount of Rs 692 crore has been decided to aid the weaker section of the society. Another amount of Rs 85 crore for Common Man Insurance Scheme and Rs 250 crore for community marriage of daughters of poor parents belonging to SC, ST, OBC and minorities.