Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh will table its last budget on Monday.
The State Finance Minister Suresh Khanna gave final touches to the budget which may be the biggest ever in the state history. It may surpass the amount of the last budget which was for Rs 5.12 lakh crore.
Instead of carrying a usual red-colored budget briefcase for photo op, Khanna may carry a laptop and Apple iPad to present the first paperless budget in the history of the State Legislature.
All members of the State Legislature will carry their iPads to view the budget highlights which will also be available on two big screens put up in the House.
The 2021-2022 budget will also be available on an App which can be downloaded from Google Play Store with the name “Uttar Pradesh Sarkar Ka Budget”.
Economists claim that due to an increase in fiscal deficit due to Covid-19 pandemic, not much is expected from the budget. However, the government may announce sops for farmers, women unemployed youth since it’s the last budget before 2022 Assembly polls.
The focus will be given on budgetary sanctions to complete ongoing projects like Expressways etc to make development main plank during 2022 Assembly polls.