The Uttar Pradesh budget presented Monday to the state assembly proposed a sum of at least Rs 640 crore for the development and beautification of Ayodhya.
The budget provisions for the 2021-22 fiscal year include a sum of Rs 300 crore for the construction of an access road to the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple, Ayodhya Dham.
The budget also proposed a sum of Rs 140 crore for the overall growth of the city, including the development of Suryakund there.
Another sum of Rs 100 crore has been provided for the development and beautification of other tourist facilities in Ayodhya.
The budget also provided for a provision of Rs 101 crore for the development of Ayodhya Airport, which will be named Maryada Purshotam Shriram Airport.
To attract tourists elsewhere in the state, the budget provides for Rs 100 crore and Rs 200 crore respectively for the development and beautification of tourist facilities in Varanasi and Chitrakoot.
A provision of Rs 200 crore has also been made for the Chief Minister’s tourism tax regime.
All development projects in the state will be executed in accordance with the mythological significance of various cities, an official spokesperson said.
The budget also provided a sum of Rs 15 crore for the one-year commemoration of the centenary of the Chauri-Chaura incident.
The budget also proposed Rs 8 crore and Rs 4 crore respectively for the construction of a tribal museum in Lucknow and a gallery of freedom fighters in Shahjahanpur.
In its budget, the state government also decided to confer “Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman” on prominent writers and artists who have not received any other state awards.
Under this program, a maximum of five people will be honored and will receive a sum of Rs 11 lakh each year.