Work Started On Making SCR in Uttar Pradesh | 18 Jan 2023

Why In News?

  • On January 17, 2023, Nitin Ramesh Gokarn, Principal Secretary, Housing Department of Uttar Pradesh, informed that work has started on creating a State Capital Region (SCR) on the lines of NCR in the state.

Key points

  • Principal Secretary housing Nitin Ramesh Gokarn said that a development authority will be formed in Barabanki for the formation of the State Capital Region (SCR). Barabanki is part of the SCR.
  • He said that on the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the SCR is being made on the lines of the National Capital Region. Lucknow, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Barabanki, Kanpur Nagar and Kanpur Dehat districts will be part of it.
  • After receiving the proposal, it will be presented before the Chief Minister.
  • It is noteworthy that Barabanki district is adjacent to the capital. Therefore, illegal colonies are increasingly settling in its surrounding areas. Builders are bringing residential and commercial schemes by taking land here at exorbitant prices. Due to the absence of a development authority in Barabanki, neither the map of these colonies is being passed nor is it being stopped.