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Virendra Singh Rawat

In the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath exhorting the development authorities to increase revenue, these entitites collected nearly Rs 12,700 crore during the financial year 2023-24.

UP Avas Vikas Parishad (UP Housing Board) accounted for the maximum revenue of about Rs 3,700 crore of the total earnings by the different state development authorities.

Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) mopped up more than Rs 1,700 crore, followed by Bareilly Development Authority Rs 1,078 crore; Ghaziabad Development Authority Rs 820 crore; Kanpur Development Authority Rs 771 crore etc.

Earlier, Yogi asked the development bodies to find new ways to generate income for a planned and balanced development.

Moreover, the state municipal corporations have also increased their revenue collection by employing modern technology to plug leakages.

The revenue collection of top 17 cities in UP jumped to Rs 3,100 crore.

The 17 municipal corporations include Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Agra, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Aligarh, Meerut, Jhansi, Ayodhya, Mathura, Bareilly, Saharanpur, Shahjahanpur, Moradabad and Firozabad.

While Lucknow and Kanpur municipal corporations topped with revenues of Rs 904 crore and Rs 534 crore respectively, Ghaziabad, Prayagraj and Agra followed with collections of Rs 350 crore, Rs 253 crore and Rs 215 crore respectively.

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