Yogi in Delhi to seek enhanced central assistance

Yogi in Delhi to seek enhanced central assistance

Ahead of the Budget Session, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and sought assistance to expedite development initiatives.

He briefed Modi on the development activities carried out in the state and followed it up with an interaction with Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari for a review of the projects. Construction of roads is a major priority of the government in Uttar Pradesh.

Adityanath and Gadkari, in a joint press conference later, announced that road projects worth Rs 10,000 crore were cleared. 

The chief minister, for his part, said he inherited 1.2 lakh km of potholed roads which his government got repaired.
Adityanath also met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as the chief minister, in his first budget, has to role out the farm loan waiver scheme worth Rs 36,000 crore.

He requested Jaitley to increase assistance through central schemes, and ways to streamline fiscal governance.
 

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