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Uttar Pradesh 2016-17 Budget is Pro Rural, Pro Poor: ASSOCHAM

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Apex industry body ASSOCHAM welcomed the ‘pro-farmer and pro-poor’ Budget for 2016-17 presented by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr Akhilesh Yadav.

Uttar Pradesh government’s budget for 2016-17 is ‘rural development centric’ and aims at elimination of poverty and unemployment by upgrading agriculture infrastructure, providing job opportunities to rural youth, men and women by developing significant sectors like dairy and fisheries,” said Mr D.S. Rawat, secretary general of The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

“The state government’s thrust on rural and urban electrification together with providing financial support to power distribution companies, construction and maintenance of roads, growth of housing sector, industrial development, increasing exports, tourism development and other related measures like strengthening law and order also makes it a balanced budget,” said Mr Rawat.

“The state government has also laid much-needed emphasis on ensuring welfare of the people belonging to minority communities and backward caste, which is again a very welcome move,” he added.

“Budget proposals should be strictly monitored and implemented to ensure holistic development of the state,” further said Mr Rawat.

He also hailed the UP government’s efforts towards ensuring growth and development of its social infrastructure including health and education.

ASSOCHAM has also lauded, special allocation in budget for development of Bundelkhand region of the state.

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