India, Nov. 25 -- The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal for naming the upcoming airport in the temple town of Ayodhya after Lord Ram.

In a statement, the state government said that in a meeting led by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the cabinet approved naming the airport as the Maryada Purshotam Shriram Airport.

A proposal would be submitted to the Union ministry of civil aviation, the statement said. The land acquisition process for the upcoming airport is underway, an official said. The cabinet also approved the proposal to reduce mandi fee from the current 2% to 1% in the interest of farmers.

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