<p>Lucknow, October 16, 2018</p>.<div>Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh will now on be officially known as Prayagraj.</div>.<div>A decision to this effect was ratified by the Uttar Pradesh cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday.</div>.<div>Briefing the media, government spokesman and Health Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh said the decision was taken keeping in mind the rich cultural, historic and religious heritage of the city.</div>.<div>He added that the name Prayagraj was found mentioned in ancient Hindu scriptures.</div>.<div>Adityanath had made the announcement in Allahabad on Saturday. Allahabad will host 'Ardh Kumbh' in January. </div>.<div>The cabinet also took 12 major decisions including allocation of funds for seven medical colleges in the state and assimilation of 23 villages under the 'sadar' tehsil in Lalitpur district.</div>.<div>To encourage milk production, the cabinet approved a proposal for granting 'Nand Baba Award' to farmers who excel in milk production. </div>.<div>IANS</div>.<p><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Our News Desk can be contacted at email@example.com)</span></p>. Did you like this story? .<a href="https://www.instamojo.com/netindian/support-netindian/">Make a donation</a>. and help us to serve you better.