Maya allocates Rs 490 cr more for Dalit icon parks


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Lucknow, August 11: Cocking a snook at critics of Chief Minister Mayawati, Uttar Pradesh government will spend Rs 490 crore more for setting up parks and memorials for Dalit icons, nearly 10 per cent of the supplementary budget passed by the state assembly amid uproarious scenes.

Of the Rs 490 crore, an amount of Rs 409.41 crore has been earmarked by the Mayawati government for Kanshi Ram Green Eco garden coming up at the Jail Road in the state capital.

The supplementary demand for grants totals Rs 5461.72 crore. In the regular budget presented on February 4, the government had made a provision of over Rs 700 crore for statues, parks and memorials in grants of different departments