Lucknow: The Center on Friday authorised Rs 1,263 crore for Uttar Pradesh in an offered to incorporate the state in the all-India advancement agenda.

Naidu audited the advance in the execution of different central plans in the state and given over the discharge request of Rs 375 crore for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Rs 442 crore for Smart City Mission and Rs 446 crore for Lucknow Metro extend.

He said that with the happening to the Yogi government, Uttar Pradesh has joined the ‘Mission Modi’, an acronym for “Making of Developing India”.

“Uttar Pradesh lagged behind in implementing the schemes of the central government and the reason is that the previous government did not have the intention to do so. I’m not levelling any allegation but stating a fact, people have already given them a reply,” he said in a joint press conference with the chief minister.

“Since the Modi government is determined to make the country developed, development of the state is essential,” Naidu said, adding that unfortunately, the previous government didn’t cooperate with the Centre as was required. “I am not making allegations as people of the state have already replied through their mandate,” Naidu said. He though added that the Yogi government was moving in right direction. “Our priority is to remove UP from the list of Bimaru states,” Naidu said, adding that while reviewing the schemes, efforts were also made to resolve the issues.

Lucknow has been given Rs 119 crore, while Rs 107 crore each has been given to Agra, Kanpur and Varanasi, Naidu stated, including that Rs 2 crore has been given to Meerut and Rae Bareli for sending a proposition under the smart city mission.

The Union minister said that 61 urban areas of the state, including Ayodhya, have been incorporated into AMRUT to deal with three principle parts of potable water, sanitation and solid waste management.

“The CM has also given assurance that RERA, which has been passed by the Parliament, will be implemented and has also given a commitment to appoint a Real Estate Regulatory Authority,” Naidu said, adding that the issues highlighted by the CM pertaining to builders in Noida and Greater Noida would be sorted out after the regulatory authority is formed in UP.

Naidu said that it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wish to provide houses to all by 2022, but the state is lagging in construction of houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna. “Despite writing 11 letters to state governments, only proposals for only 11,000 houses were received from UP, as compared to proposals for 1.9 lakh units from Andhra Pradesh and 2.3 lakh units from Tamil Nadu,” he claimed.

“It is because of this that I have asked the chief minister to send more proposals for 2017-18,” Naidu said, adding that proposals for at least five to six lakh units are expected for this fiscal from UP.

Expounding, Naidu said that other than the interest refund of 6.5 for every penny for the poor, the Center would give a guide of Rs 2.3 lakh for development of houses to ladies. Correspondingly, according to the Prime Minister’s declaration of ‘Sabka Sapna Ghar Ho Apna’, a 4% interest refund would be given to middle-class families procuring between Rs 6 lakh to Rs 12 lakh. Likewise, a 3% discount in interest would be offered (up to Rs 12 lakh) for the individuals who are earning between Rs 12 lakh and Rs 18 lakh.

He said that the Centre has likewise begun credit rating framework to rate urban communities, which would help in advancing venture. Under the Amrut plot, ESL association would be restricted in, Naidu stated, including that the association would help in supplanting street lights with LED and pump sets which are power well disposed. Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi included that at a few places the association has as of now been coordinated to start the procedure.

Alluding to the 73rd and 74th amendment of the Constitution, Naidu said that the assets implied for the activities from the Centre ought to go straightforwardly to local bodies, which has not been the situation as of not long ago. He said that the CM has given an affirmation that a choice would be taken in such manner after the issue is looked into.

“A decision has also been taken to regularise all the unauthorised water connections under Amrut scheme. The amount for regularisation has to be taken in instalment,” Naidu said.